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December 1984

Inverted Papilloma in a 10-Year-Old Boy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Robert Packer Hospital (Dr Stanley); and the Departments of Pathology (Dr Kelly) and Otolaryngology (Drs Matta and Falkenberg), Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa. Dr Stanley is a fellow of the Department of Otorhinolarygology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(12):813-815. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800380043012

• Inverted nasal papillomas are rare tumors in children. Four large series include only a single patient (of a total of 269) younger than 20 years. We report the occurrence of an inverted nasal papilloma in a 10-year-old boy; this tumor exhibited clinical and histopathologic features identical to those of similar neoplasms in adults. Inverted papillomas in children should be treated by wide local excision, usually using a lateral rhinotomy approach. The rationale for such aggressive surgery is based on the high rate of recurrence (25% to 75%) and a propensity for the development of carcinomas (5% to 15%) as associated lesions.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:813-815)

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