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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Maxillary Sinus Olfactory Neuroblastoma presenting as a Schwartz-Bartter Syndrome

Rafaela Veloso-Teles1*, Søren Daugaard2, Henrik Bredahl-Sørensen3 and Christian von Buchwald3
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Alto Ave Hospital Center, Guimarães, Portugal
2Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet-Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Corresponding author : Rafaela Veloso-Teles
Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Rua dos Cutileiros, 4835-044 Creixomil, Guimarães, Portugal
Received: August 26, 2013 Accepted: October 22, 2013 Published: October 28, 2013
Citation: Veloso-Teles R, Daugaard S, Bredahl-Sørensen H, von Buchwald C (2013) Maxillary Sinus Olfactory Neuroblastoma presenting as a Schwartz-Bartter Syndrome. J Otol Rhinol 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000137


Maxillary Sinus Olfactory Neuroblastoma presenting as a Schwartz-Bartter Syndrome

Background: Olfactory Neuroblastoma, also known as Esthesioneuroblastoma, is a rare neuroectodermal malignant tumour, which is believed to have its origin in the olfactory epithelium. It usually presents as a mass in the roof of the nasal cavity. On rare occasions, an association between these tumours and paraneoplastic syndromes has been reported.

Methods: We present an atypical case and a review of the literature about the etiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, treatment options and prognosis of these tumours.

Keywords: Olfactory neuroblastoma; Esthesioneuroblastoma; Maxillary sinus; Olfactory epithelium; Schwartz-Bartter syndrome; Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)

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