Inverted papilloma with bilateral origin. A case report and review of the literature


COD: 05_10_2022_3829_ep-1 Categorie: , ,

Riccardo Maurizi, Mohammed Ibrahim Mohialdeen Gubari, Abu Salem Yazan, Rekawt Hama Rashid Kareem, Amanji Hama Ameen, Goran Latif Omer

Ann Ital Chir, 2022; 11 – October 5

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Inverted papilloma with bilateral origin. A case report and review of the literature

AIM: To show a rare case of inverted papilloma with bilateral origin treated with endoscopic approach MATERIAL OF STUDY: The authors reported the unusual case of a 71-year-old male patient with a growing mass occupying both nasal cavities. The patient complained bilateral nasal obstruction associated with thick nasal secretions, anterior and posterior nasal drip, snoring and diffuse nasal pain. The biopsy revealed inverted papilloma.
RESULTS: CT Scan and RMI of paranasal sinuses showed a bilateral origin of the tumor with a triple involvement on the left side: middle turbinate axilla, frontal recess posterior wall and ethmoidal sinus roof. Nasal endoscopic surgery approach was performed and the tumoral mass was removed completely. DISCUSSION: Inverted papilloma is an uncommon primary nasal tumor that presents three typical characteristics: a high rate of recurrence, local aggressive behaviour and association with malignancy. Although bilaterality is very rare, in this
case the neoplasia occupied both nasal cavities with extension to left frontal, sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses.
CONCLUSION: The authors, in line with the literature, showed that endoscopic approach represents once again a safe and efficient technique, even for larger tumors.