Low grade non-intestinal sinonasal adenocarcinoma


Shashi GOPALAN 1, Mohd  Razif MOHAMAD YUNUS 1, Suria-Hayati MD PAUZI 2, Noraidah MASIR  2, Bee See GOH 1

1 Department of ORL-HNS, and 2 Department of Pathology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Malaysia


Sinonasal tract malignancies are usually slow growing tumours with non-specific unilateral symptoms (occasionally bilateral) normal to the site of origin. They comprise a wide spectrum of pathological features. We report the case of a low grade non-intestinal sinonasal adenocarcinoma (SNAC) in a 38-year-old man who presented with a-six month history of right sided nasal blockage that was associated with occasional purulent rhinorrhoea and a month history of epistaxis.


Keywords: Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma, head and neck neoplasms, carcinoma


Correspondence author: Shashi GOPALAN, Department of ORL-HNS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yakoob Latif 56000, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +603-91455555.

E mail: shashigopalan@yahoo.com

Brunei Int Med J. 2013; 9 (4): 274-277