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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1728-1732

Olfactory neuroblastoma managed with endoscopic sinus surgery

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Alhada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2 General Practitioner, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
3 Medical Intern, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Althumali Abdulaziz Hameed
King Abdulaziz Specilaist Hospital, Taif
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_62_21

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Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) or esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare malignancy of the nose and paranasal sinuses that originates from the upper nasal vault. We report a rare case of ONB in a 27-year-old female patient with a 2-year history of nasal obstruction, sneezing, nasal discharge, and left eye protrusion. The patient was successfully treated with endoscopic sinus surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) with 5-year follow-up duration. Studying ONB cases is of great importance due to its rare occurrence, and the lack of literature regarding its management often creates a dilemma leading to nonstandardized treatment methods. Prolonged surveillance is essential due to its late recurrence and endoscopic resection followed by adjuvant RT, which may be a feasible and effective treatment. There is no single case of ONB published yet in Saudi Arabia, and to our knowledge, this is the first case report.

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