alexa Nostril Adenocarcinoma in a Male with Exhibition to Wood Dust

Journal of Tumor Research

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  • Tumor Res 2017, Vol 3(1): 1

Nostril Adenocarcinoma in a Male with Exhibition to Wood Dust

Losada Vila B*, Gutiérrez D and Guerra Martinez JA
Hospital University of Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Losada Vila B, Hospital University of Fuenlabrada, Calle Camino Del Molino, 2, 28942 Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain, Tel: 677098761, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 16, 2017 / Accepted Date: Feb 20, 2017 / Published Date: Feb 28, 2017

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A 71 year old man, with personal highlights of smoking and asthma. Working as a cabinetmaker He was valued by Otolaryngologist in November 2015 because of yellowish nasal without infectious clinic from 6 months ago.

Fibroscopy described a mass which reaches floor nostril, resulting biopsy of intestinal adenocarcinoma. Imaging tests (CT and MRI) showed a tumor of 4.5×2×5 cm located in right nostril, with heterogeneous contrast enhancement and extension to mediall wall of orbit. Two right retropharyngeal nodes less than 3 cm. Staging: T3N2a.

Multidisciplinary Tumor Committee decided surgical resection followed by radiotherapy +/-chemotherapy.

Intestinal adenocarcinoma is a rare entity within head and neck tumors. In the etiology of ethmoid tumors have been involved various environmental carcinogens, highlighting wood dust. Latency period is 30 years from the exposure, and is related with the amount of inhaled powder.

Although etmoidal adenocarcinoma is a rare tumour, in patients with recent unilateral nasal obstruction, facial pain and rhinorrhea should be suspected a neoplastic nature and require further testing (Figures 1 and 2).


Figure 1: Facial sinuses CT- Ethmoid tumor with medial orbital invasion.


Figure 2: SINUSES MRI-Right nasal cavity tumor with nasal septum displacement and ipsilateral retropharyngeal lymphadenopathy of 1 cm.

Citation: Vila BL, Gutiérrez D, Martinez JAG (2017) Nostril Adenocarcinoma in a Male with Exhibition to Wood Dust. Tumor Res 3: i101.

Copyright: ©2017 Vila BL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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