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Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma – a rare cause of proptosis in elderly

Abdul-Hadi Rosli1–3, Chandran Nadarajan2,4, Baharudin Abdullah2,5, Zunaina Embong1,2, Wan-Hazabbah Wan Hitam1,2

Affiliacja i adres do korespondencji
Pediatr Med Rodz 2020, 16 (3), p. 334–336
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2020.0062
Streszczenie

Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma is a rare and extremely aggressive sinonasal tract malignancy. It is a rapidly enlarging tumour and a highly destructive lesion. We hereby report a 71-year-old Malay male with progressive left proptosis for one month, associated with reduced vision in the left eye, intermittent diplopia and anosmia. He was later diagnosed as having sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. The patient subsequently underwent a series of radiotherapy and showed improvement following treatment. This case was reported to highlight the importance identifying this entity and emphasise that sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma should be considered in an elderly patient with proptosis associated with nasal symptoms.

Słowa kluczowe
proptosis, sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma

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