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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 153-155

Osteoblastoma originating from frontoethmoidal sinus causing personality disorders and superior gaze palsy


1 Department of Radiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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B Cekic
Department of Radiology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, 07100 Antalya
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.173706

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Osteoblastoma is a rare, solitary benign tumor that is usually situated in axial skeleton mainly in vertebra. It is rarely seen in ethmoid and frontal sinuses. A 40-year-old man who had osteoblastoma originated from frontal and ethmoidal sinuses that extends up to frontal lobe and gave rise to personality disorders by compressing the frontal lobe, and caused superior gaze palsy by compressing the superior rectus muscle. We present this rare case with clinical, radiological and histopathological findings.


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