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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 1453097, 4 pages
Case Report

Paranasal Rosai-Dorfman Disease with Osseous Destruction

1Caruso Department of Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
2Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Changxing Liu; ude.csu.dem@uil.gnixgnahc

Received 16 October 2016; Accepted 5 February 2017; Published 21 February 2017

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2017 Kevin Hur 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.


Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown etiology typically characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement often manifests in the head and neck region. We present a 10-year-old male who presented to our hospital with left epiphora from an aggressive paranasal mass invading the left orbit with osseous destruction. The mass was surgically biopsied and debulked with histopathological examination revealing Rosai-Dorfman disease. Although rarely found in the sinuses, Rosai-Dorfman disease should be considered when evaluating sinonasal masses.