Very unusual case of a primary sinonasal germ cell tumour

Sadler, K. A., Hanna, C. , Melia, L. and White, J. (2020) Very unusual case of a primary sinonasal germ cell tumour. BMJ Case Reports, 13(2), e232288. (doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-232288) (PMID:32060110)

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Sinonasal malignancies are a very rare diagnosis. We present a unique case of a 32-year-old man who presented with symptoms of worsening sinusitis and periorbital cellulitis. Investigation found a sinonasal malignancy and pathology confirmed this to be a primary germ cell tumour. The patient was managed with chemotherapy, surgery and consolidation radiotherapy and has remained well to date. This case report outlines an unusual presentation and diagnostic challenge for the primary care physician, ear, nose and throat surgeon, pathologist and oncologist with review of the surrounding literature.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanna, Catherine and Sadler, Dr Katie and White, Dr Jeffery
Authors: Sadler, K. A., Hanna, C., Melia, L., and White, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:BMJ Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1757-790X
Published Online:13 February 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 BMJ Publishing Group Limited
First Published:First published in BMJ Case Reports 13(2): e232288
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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