Skull base oncocytoma presenting as epistaxis: an unusual presentation of a rare tumour successfully managed with active surveillance

A Patil, A Trinidade, L Mercer, P Ashworth, R Lonsdale, Carl Philpott

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 May 201218 May 2012

Conference

Conference6th International Congress of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies and the 10th European Skull Base Society Congress
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period16/05/1218/05/12

Keywords

  • skull base
  • oncocytoma
  • epistaxis

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