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Painless proptosis as first and the only manifestation of frontal sinus tumor

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First Author: P.Gomez Fai SPAIN

Co Author(s):    A. Matheu Fabra   J. Gracia Martinez   X. Nu   F. March De Ribot   J. Armentia Perez De Mendiola  

Abstract Details


We report a case of a 66-year-old male came to our service with a 3-month complaint of left eye proptosis.


: Hospital de Sabadell (CSPT). Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.


On examination patient present left eye proptosis, extraocular superior movement restriction and double vision in those versions. CT scan showed a soft-tissue mass involving the frontal sinus. MRI demonstrated left frontal sinus mass with intracranial invasion through the posterior wall and left orbit extension.


Histology revealed squamous cell carcinoma stage IV (T4b N0 M0). Chemotherapy with 5 fluorouracil, cisplatin and Taxol was started.


Cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is relatively rare with an incidence of less than 1 per 100,000 persons per year, and represents only 3 % of all head and neck malignancies. Frontal sinus squamous cell carcinoma is paranasal sinus tumor that produces less frequency ophthalmic affection.

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