Treatment of Organized Hematoma of the Sphenoid Sinus with Pre-Operative Embolization and Endoscopic Resection
Prabhat K. Bhama, Diana C. Jordan, Greg E. Davis
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DOI: 10.4236/ojrad.2011.12007   PDF   HTML   XML   5,021 Downloads   8,469 Views   Citations

Abstract

The differential diagnosis for expansile masses of the sphenoid sinuses includes both benign and malignant lesions. We herein present a case of a 79-year-old female who presented with chronic epistaxis and an expansile soft tissue mass centered in the sphenoid sinus with erosion of the skull base. Endoscopic resection of the lesion was performed, with histopathological examination revealing organized hematoma. To our knowl- edge, this is the first reported case of sphenoid sinus organizing hematoma treated with pre-operative embolization followed by endoscopic excision.

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Bhama, P. , Jordan, D. and Davis, G. (2011) Treatment of Organized Hematoma of the Sphenoid Sinus with Pre-Operative Embolization and Endoscopic Resection. Open Journal of Radiology, 1, 45-49. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2011.12007.

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