The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Clinical Records

Bony remodelling in an osteoma of the paranasal sinuses

C. P. Aldrena1 c1, J. V. Soamesa2 and J. P. Birchalla1

a1 Department of Otolaryngology, The Freeman Hospital, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

a2 Department of Oral Pathology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


Osteoma is the commonest benign tumour of the paranasal sinuses (Handousa, 1952). A case of a large osteoma removed from the frontal and ethmoid sinuses is presented. Histopathological examination of this tumour revealed evidence of bony remodelling similar to that seen in Pagets' disease which has not been previously reported. The pathological significance of this finding is discussed.

(Accepted March 15 1993)


c1 Mr C. P. Aldren, Department of Otolaryngology, The Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE7 7DN.