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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 913157, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Interdigitating Dendritic Cell Sarcoma in the Nasal Cavity

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 250 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea
2Airway Mucus Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea

Received 5 March 2013; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editors: G. J. Petruzzelli, H. Sudhoff, and L.-F. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Eun Jung Lee 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.


Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) is an extremely rare neoplasm that mainly arises from the lymphoid tissues of the immune system. Although this neoplasm typically occurs anywhere along the lymph nodes, it can also be found at extranodal sites, especially in the head and neck. We experienced a rare case of extranodal IDCS in the nasal cavity, a location that has not been previously reported. A 73-year-old woman presented with a polyp-like mass in the nasal cavity and underwent endoscopic sinus surgery. A histologic study confirmed the mass as IDCS by immunohistochemistry with S-100 antibody, and postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy was administered. Although the incidence is extremely rare, this case suggests that extranodal IDCS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nasal cavity masses.