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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2011, Article ID 786202, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Radiation-Induced Osteosarcoma of the Ethmoid Sinus

1Service d'ORL et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, CHRU Tours, 37044 Tours Cedex, France
2ENT Department, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Omar Bin Thabit St., Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia
3Université François Rabelais, 10 Boulevard Tonnellé BP 3223, 37032 Tours Cedex, France
4Service d'Oncologie et Radiotherapie, CHRU Tours, 37044 Tours Cedex, France

Received 27 July 2011; Accepted 24 August 2011

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, H.-S. Lin, and K. Tabuchi

Copyright © 2011 Musaed Alzahrani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Radiation therapy has been recognized as a useful modality of treatment in head and neck malignant tumors. However, radiation over 10 Gy may predispose to secondary tumors. Radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the ethmoid sinus is unusual. These tumors may present long after radiation with epistaxis. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and biopsy are the modalities of diagnosis. We report a case of radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the ethmoid sinus 9 years after initial exposure. We describe the clinical presentation, the radiological findings, and the management.