Frontal sinus cholesterol granuloma: Case report.

Academic Article


  • A case report of a massive cholesterol granuloma (CG) of the frontal sinus in a 15-year-old male subject treated endoscopically is reported. CGs are slowly expanding, cystic lesions that are rarely observed in the frontal sinus. Frontal sinus CGs characteristically present with proptosis, diplopia, and a unilateral painless expanding mass above the orbit. Patients frequently report a history of chronic nasal obstruction or head trauma. Although the pathogenesis is unclear, it is likely multifactorial in etiology. Surgical resection via endoscopic sinus surgery has been gaining popularity because of the minimally invasive approach and lower rates of recurrence.
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    Author List

  • Deep NL; Chaaban MR; Chaudhry AL; Woodworth BA
  • Start Page

  • 36
  • End Page

  • 38
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 1