Clival keloid after nasopharyngeal radium irradiation masquerading as skull base malignancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


Nonchordomatous lesions of the clivus are rare entities. Nasopharyngeal radium irradiation (NRI) treatment consists of application of radium to the posterior nasopharynx near the orifice of the Eustachian tubes, an area adjacent to the clivus. Here we present a unique case of a patient with a history of NRI 70 years prior to presentation with a space-occupying clival lesion suspicion for a skull-based malignancy. This lesion was resected using an endoscopic endonasal approach. Histopathological analysis revealed a clival keloid, an entity not previously reported in the literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanumuri, VV; Raikundalia, MD; Khan, MN; Husain, Q; Vasquez, A; Eloy, JA

Published Date

  • August 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1767 - 1770

PubMed ID

  • 24114626

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24114626

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-4995

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0023-852X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lary.24449


  • eng