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Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum

  • Arif Ali
  • Milind Gosavi
  • Rajiv Michael
  • John Mathew
  • Mary Kurien
  • Anila Korula
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Abstract

Chondrosarcoma of the head and neck region are relatively uncommon, arising rarely in the naval septum. The reported cases of nasal septal chondrosarcomas are extensive lesions with involvement of paranasal sinuses, orbit or skull base at the lime of diagnosis. Those limited to the nasal cavity is extremely rare and to date there has been one case report in English language literature. We present a case of chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum with involvement of the nasal cavity alone and no evidence of bony erosion. Initial multiple biopsies showed mature chondromatous areas with no atypia. The patient had wide excision of the tumour. The final biopsy of the excised specimen revealed foci of well-differentiated chondrosarcoma. Wide surgical excision with adequate margins should be considered as the treatment of choice in lesion of nasal septum even if initial biopsies are negative for malignancy. Hence this case report.

Keywords

Chondrosarcoma nasal septum wide surgical excision 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arif Ali
  • Milind Gosavi
  • Rajiv Michael
  • John Mathew
  • Mary Kurien
    • 1
  • Anila Korula
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ENT, Speech and HearingChristian Medical College and HospitalVellore, TamilnaduIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyChristian Medical College and HospitalVellore, TamilnaduIndia

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