Sinonasal osteoblastomas in the middle turbinate: Two case reports

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Abstract

Rationale:

Sinonasal osteoblastoma is an extremely rare benign bone-forming tumor.

Patient concerns:

We report 2 extremely rare cases of sinonasal osteoblastoma in the middle turbinate.

Diagnoses:

The preoperative diagnosis was osteoma in the middle turbinate.

Interventions:

We performed endoscopic removal of the mass in the middle turbinate and frontal recess.

Outcomes:

Histological examination of biopsy specimens revealed osteoblastoma.

Lessons:

Clinicians should consider osteoblastoma in the differential diagnosis of tumors arising in the nasal cavities.

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