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Fibrosarcoma of the ethmoid

  • Michaei C. F. Smith (a1) and James V. Soames (a2)

Abstract

Fibrosarcoma may involve the ethmoid sinus by extension from the maxillary antrum or, more rarely arise as a primary neoplasm.

A case of a well differentiated primary fibrosarcoma of the ethmoid sinuses is reported which presented in a 24-year-old male. The tumour was treated by wide local resection. From a review of similar cases in the literature together with their treatment modalities and outcome. It is concluded that wide local resection is the treatment of choice.

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Professor J. V. Soames, Department of Oral Pathology, The Dental School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BW

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Fibrosarcoma of the ethmoid

  • Michaei C. F. Smith (a1) and James V. Soames (a2)

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