a1 Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
a2 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India
Objective: To highlight the clinical presentation and management of a rare case of oncogenic osteomalacia due to an ethmoid sinus tumour.
Materials and methods: We examined the case records of a 55-year-old man who presented with progressive fatigue, weakness and bone pain, and noted the clinical presentation, laboratory investigations, computed tomography findings, operative notes and follow-up details.
Conclusion: Oncogenic osteomalacia secondary to a paranasal sinus neoplasm is a rare entity. The causative tumour is often occult and may be missed by routine clinical examination. This case report illustrates the appropriate pattern of evaluation and management to ensure a successful outcome.
(Accepted September 01 2009)
(Online publication December 11 2009)
Dr V Rupa takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper.
Competing interests: None declared