Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum
- 1Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt
- 2Department of Oncology, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt
- Correspondence to Dr Mohammed Bahgat,
Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum is a rare malignancy. When it occurs, early diagnosis is difficult because patients generally present with common, non-specific sinonasal complaints. This is the report of a 62-year-old woman who presented with a 1-month history of nasal obstruction, headache and anosmia. Nasal endoscopy showed a nasal mass obstructing both nasal cavities not separable from the septum. A wedge biopsy of the nasal mass was taken. Histopathology was suggestive of chondrosarcoma. The tumour was removed by an endoscopic approach. The clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of this case as well as a review of the literature are discussed.
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