Skull base oncocytoma presenting as epistaxis: an unusual presentation of a rare tumour successfully managed with active surveillance

Patil, Sachin, Trinidade, Aaron, Mercer, Lauren, Ashworth, Paul, Lonsdale, Ray and Philpott, Carl (2012) Skull base oncocytoma presenting as epistaxis: an unusual presentation of a rare tumour successfully managed with active surveillance. BMJ Case Reports. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Oncocytomas are rare tumours, usually occurring in the salivary glands, but may very occasionally occur in other sites. The authors present a skull base oncocytoma as a rare cause of spontaneous epistaxis. Following diagnosis through imaging and intranasal biopsy, the patient opted for annual surveillance instead of active treatment and made a full recovery nonetheless. Skull base oncocytoma is a rare tumour that may result in otherwise common symptomatology. While excision is the mainstay of management, active surveillance may be a viable alternative for select patients.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 06:24
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/42809
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.10.2011.5040

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