Oncocytic Schneiderian papilloma in a young adult: a rare diagnosis

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987 Jul;97(1):47-51. doi: 10.1177/019459988709700108.


The oncocytic Schneiderian papilloma (OSP) is a rare neoplasm of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The majority of the approximately twenty patients reported in the literature with this papilloma have been over the age of fifty at the time of diagnosis. The 33-year-old woman reported here is the youngest patient with this lesion to date. The OSP should be considered in the work-up of all unilateral nasal polypoid lesions. This lesion's propensity for recurrence and its documented association with synchronous malignant disease warrant surgical excision by en bloc resection of the lateral nasal wall, with corresponding careful microscopic evaluation of all excised tissue.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nose Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery
  • Papilloma / pathology*
  • Papilloma / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / pathology
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / surgery