Primary Osteosarcoma of Sphenoid and Ethmoid Sinus in a 17 Year Female: Case Report

Abstract

Primary osteosarcoma of sphenoid and ethmoid sinus present as a challenge in head neck cancer. A 17 year female presented with left sided hemifacial pain, headache with nasal discharge. Clinico-radiological finding showed mass in sphenoethmoid recess spreading to adjacent structures. Endoscopic resection was done. Histopathological diagnosis was osteosarcoma of sphenoid and ethmoid sinus. Adjuvant chemotherapy administered. Osteosarcomas of sphenoid and ethmoid sinus are aggressive tumors with variable clinical features warranting high clinical suspicion.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3

References

  1. 1.

    Watkinson JC, Gilbert RW (2012) Stell and Maran's textbook of head and neck surgery and oncology, 5th edn. Hodder Arnold, UK

    Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Kennedy DW, Hwang PH (2012) Rhinology diseases of nose, sinuses and skull base, 1st edn. Thieme, New York

    Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Vege DS, Borges AM, Aggarwal K, Balasubramanian G, Parikh DM, Bhase B (1991) Osteosarcoma of the craniofacial bones. A clinico-pathological study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 19:90–93

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Rajendran R (2009) Benign and malignant tumours of oral cavity. In: Shafer WG, Hine MK, Levy BM (eds) Shafer’s textbook of oral pathology, 6th edn. Elsevier, Gurgaon, pp 80–218

    Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Rosenthal MA, Mougos S, Wiesenfeld D (2003) High-grade maxillofacial osteosarcoma: evolving strategies for a curable cancer. Oral Oncol 39:402–404

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6.

    Mendenhall WM, Fernandes R, Werning JW, Vaysberg M, Malyapa RS, Mendenhall NP (2011) Head and neck osteosarcoma. Am J Otolaryngol 32(6):597–600

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Gadwal SR, Gannon FH, Fanburg-Smith JC, Becoskie EM, Thompson LD (2001) Primary osteosarcoma of the head and neck in pediatric patients: a clinicopathologic study of 22 cases with a review of the literature. Cancer 91(3):598–605

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Park HR, Min SK, Cho HD, Cho SJ, Lee JH, Lee Y, Park YK (2004) Osteosarcoma of the ethmoid sinus. Skeletal Radiol 33(5):291–294

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Jasnau S, Meyer U, Potratz J, Jundt G, Kevric M, Joos UK et al (2008) Craniofacial osteosarcoma experience of the cooperative German–Austrian–Swiss osteosarcoma study group. Oral Oncol 44:286–294

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    Lee YY, Van Tassel P, Nauert C, Raymond AK, Edeiken J (1988) Craniofacial osteosarcomas: plain film, CT, and MR findings in 46 cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol 150:1397–1402

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Arya Brata Dubey.

Ethics declarations

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Ethical Statement

All procedures performed in this study involving human participant were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution and/or national research committee and with 1964 Declaration Of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

A written informed consent has been obtained from the patient.

Additional information

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Mitra, S., Dubey, A.B. & Janweja, M. Primary Osteosarcoma of Sphenoid and Ethmoid Sinus in a 17 Year Female: Case Report. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71, 2136–2139 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-019-01618-w

Download citation

Keywords

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sphenoid
  • Ethmoid
  • Paranasal sinus