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B-ENT. 2008;4(2):105-10.

Vascular leiomyoma of the nasal vestibule. Case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical School, Demokrition University of Thrace, Greece. mvafiadis@freemail.gr

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Vascular leiomyoma (angioleiomyoma) of the nasal cavity is an extremely rare tumour. Following a thorough review of relevant literature, we found that such tumours are more common in females. Only 4 of 30 reported cases have been found in male patients. Moreover, considering the site of the lesion within the nasal cavity, only 3 of these 30 cases originated from the nasal vestibule. Hereby, we present a case of vascular leiomyoma arising specifically from the floor of the nasal vestibule in a 68-year-old man, which is unique because it combines the specific tumour localization with the patient's gender.

CASE REPORT:

The patient was treated surgically. The tumour was completely removed through an intraoral incision.

CONCLUSIONS:

This is the first reported case of vascular leiomyoma arising from the floor of the nasal vestibule affecting a male patient.

PMID:
18681207
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