The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Clinical Records

Oncogenic osteomalacia in a patient with an ethmoid sinus tumour

R Kuriena1, M T Manipadama2 and V Rupaa1 c1

a1 Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

a2 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

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)

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr V Rupa, Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India 632004. Fax: +91 0416 2232035 E-mail: ent3@cmcvellore.ac.in

Footnotes

Dr V Rupa takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper.

Competing interests: None declared