Esthesioneuroblastoma, Thyroid Gland Carcinoma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Carcinoma (Short Report)


Olfactory neuroblastoma (esthesioneuroblastoma, ЕNB) is a rare tumor arising from the olfactory neuroepithelium. We report a case of ЕNB located in inferior nasal concha, combined with thyroid gland carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal carcinoma in a 77-year-old man. The tumor was resected endonasally. When the final diagnosis of olfactory neuroblastoma was confirmed by histopathologic examination and immunohistochemical staining, the PET/CT examination was performed. The imaging revealed a small focus of a moderately increased cancer activity in the thyroid region. A gastrointestinal stromal carcinoma was detected one year after the resection of the thyroid gland. We discuss the clinical appearance of ENB, staging systems, diagnosis and management. During the endonasal surgery, ENB was removed entirely. Seven days after operation, in order to monitor the postoperative result, PET/CT was performed and a papillary thyroid cancer was detected. One year after the thyroid surgery, gastroendoscopy showed a neoplastic formation in the stomach. In conclusion, we state that when identified as aggressive tumors such as ENB, it is necessary to provide regular examinations in order to detect distant ENB metastases or other neoplastic localisations.

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Nedev, P. (2015) Esthesioneuroblastoma, Thyroid Gland Carcinoma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Carcinoma. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 204-210. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.43034.

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