A primary sellar esthesioneuroblastomas with unusual presentations: A case report and reviews of literatures

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The development of an esthesioneuroblastoma outside to the region in which olfactory epithelium exists is extremely rare. Only nine cases were reported in the previous literatures. The author presents a 40 years-old man with ectopic esthesioneuroblastoma in sella turcica. In contrast to the previous nine cases, our case presented unusual presentations - CSF rhinorrhea and meningitis. Endoscopic transphenoid approach with removal of tumor and repair of dura defect followed by radiotherapy offered a good result in this case. Moreover, differential diagnosis and the origin of the ectopic esthsioneuroblastoma would be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • CSF rhinorrhea
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Meningitis
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
  • Sellar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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