Oncocytomas are rare tumours, usually occurring in the salivary glands, but may very occasionally occur in other sites. The authors present a skull base oncocytoma as a rare cause of spontaneous epistaxis. Following diagnosis through imaging and intranasal biopsy, the patient opted for annual surveillance instead of active treatment and made a full recovery nonetheless. Skull base oncocytoma is a rare tumour that may result in otherwise common symptomatology. While excision is the mainstay of management, active surveillance may be a viable alternative for select patients.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 16 May 2012 → 18 May 2012
|Conference||6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress|
|Period||16/05/12 → 18/05/12|
- skull base