Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 7 Issue: 1
Frontoethmoidal Sinus Schwannoma Eroding Through the Nasal Bone: Case Report and Literature Review
*Corresponding Author : Christopher J Britt, MD
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, 601 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Received: September 01, 2017 Accepted: January 06, 2018 Published: January 15, 2018
Citation: London Jr NR, Rooper LM, Koch WM, Britt CJ (2018) Frontoethmoidal Sinus Schwannoma Eroding Through the Nasal Bone: Case Report and Literature Review. J Otol Rhinol 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8785.1000336
The sinonasal cavity is an extremely rare location for schwannomas to arise. In this location, a sinonasal schwannoma is thought to either arise from Schwann cells of sensory nerve fibers in the sinonasal mucosa or from the autonomic nervous system. We report a case of sinonasal schwannoma presumed to be metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma based on the patient’s medical history as well as the presence of adjacent bony destruction on CT imaging. We discuss the clinical presentation and treatment of this patient as well as review the literature.