Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Osteoma[TI] nasal[TIAB]

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Osteoma. website. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Usually in frontal sinus, also other sinuses
  • Multiple osteomas are associated with Gardner syndrome
  • Excise only if symptomatic obstruction of sinus
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dense lamellar bone with sparse intervening fibrous tissue, sparse osteoblasts