Bilateral olfactory fossa respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas

Jean Anderson Eloy, Mark E. Friedel, Jean Daniel Eloy, Neena M. Mirani, James K. Liu

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Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is a rare benign nonneoplastic sinonasal lesion that usually presents unilaterally. We report an unusual case of bilateral olfactory fossa REAHs mimicking an olfactory neuroblastoma that originated from the superior aspect of the middle turbinates. To our knowledge, only 1 similar case has been reported to date. Rhinologists and skull base surgeons should be aware of this rare entity to prevent unnecessary radical surgical interventions. Complete removal can be performed using a minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-822
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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