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Concept: University of Mainz


A 48-year-old female patient presented to the ENT department of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with subfebrile temperatures, one-sided nasal obstruction, and left-sided cephalgia. Clinical examination and CT scans showed a mass occupying the left nasal cavity and left paranasal sinuses. Further diagnosis and histopathological examination showed an HIV-associated plasmablastic lymphoma of the left paranasal sinuses. This case report with literature review discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this rare nasal tumor.

Concepts: Oncology, Physician, Nose, Printing press, Nasal cavity, Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz, University of Mainz


Front Cover: Investigating materials for optoelectronic applications under the focus of self-organization is fascinating, both from a scientific and industrial point of view, bringing together scientists from different countries and areas of knowledge. The design symbolically represents the transnational cooperation within the International Research Training Group “Self-Organized Materials for Optoelectronics” (IRTG 1404) as an assembly station: Within the IRTG 1404 the knowledge and resources from Korean and German supply lines-Seoul National University, Hannam University, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research-are combined together to generate new scientific results on this interdisciplinary topic.

Concepts: Science, Germany, Printing press, Max Planck Society, Otto Hahn, Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz, University of Mainz