Issue N# 2 - 1999
Inverted papilloma of the nose and sinuses - a case report
Authors : V. Luceno (Wattrelos)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol 1999;120,2:103-110.
Article published in english
The authors reports a case of inverted papilloma in a man of 59. The presenting symptom was unilateral nasal obstruction which developed over a period of five years. The characteristic feature of inverted papillomas is slow local growth with a tendency to cause absorption of bone and to recur, and also a potential for malignant change. Treatment is only surgical, and consists of wide and complete local excision to avoid recurrence, using either the para-latero-nasal approach or a degloving technique. The aetio-pathogenesis of inverted papillomas is probably viral. DNA of papillomavirus origin has been identified in the cells of an inverted papilloma by using techniques of in situ hybridisation.