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Sinonasal phosphaturic mesenchymal tumour: radiation oncologist’s perspective
  1. Sudharshan Gupta and
  2. Simon Pradeep Pavamani
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Christian Medical College Vellore, Vellore, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sudharshan Gupta; sudharshanguptha{at}


Tumour-induced osteomalacia is a rare cause of osteomalacia, the majority of which is of mesenchymal origin. Oncogenic osteomalacia is a potentially curable condition caused by phosphaturic mesenchymal tumours. We present the case of a woman in her 30s with a sinonasal phosphaturic mesenchymal tumour, treated with surgical excision followed by adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy and subsequent adjuvant chemotherapy. The patient experienced minimal adverse effects during radiation. There was good local control and cosmetic outcomes with no radiation-related toxicity at a follow-up period of 32 months.

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  • Contributors Supervised by SPP. The patient was under the care of SPP. Report was written by SG.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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