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July 1973

Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Paranasal SinusesReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn
From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020055013

Histiocytic tumor frequently arise in the head and neck but, as far as we know, this is the first report of a fibrous histiocytoma involving the paranasal sinuses. Although asymptomatic, the patient was seen for evaluation of a rapidly enlarging mass in the left nasal cavity. Roentgenograms of the paranasal sinuses showed evidence of a destructive mass involving the left antrum, ethmoid sinus, and medial wall of the left orbit. Treatment consisted of irradiation and excision.