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Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2012 Mar-Apr;26(2):157-63. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3732.

Inverted papillomas and benign nonneoplastic lesions of the nasal cavity.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA. jwood@med.miami.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Benign lesions of the nasal cavity represent a diverse group of pathologies. Furthermore, each of these disorders may present differently in any given patient as pain and discomfort, epistaxis, headaches, vision changes, or nasal obstruction. Although these nasal masses are benign, many of them have a significant capacity for local tissue destruction and symptomatology secondary to this destruction. Advances in office-based endoscopic nasendoscopy have equipped the otolaryngologist with a safe, inexpensive, and rapid means of directly visualizing lesions within the nasal cavity and the initiation of appropriate treatment.

METHODS:

The purpose of this study is to review the diagnosis, management, and controversies of many of the most common benign lesions of the nasal cavity encountered by the primary care physician or otolaryngologist.

RESULTS:

This includes discussion of inverted papilloma (IP), juvenile angiofibroma, squamous papilloma, pyogenic granuloma, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, schwannoma, benign fibro-osseous lesions, and other benign lesions of the nasal cavity, with particular emphasis on IP and juvenile angiofibroma.

CONCLUSION:

A diverse array of benign lesions occur within the nasal cavity and paranasal cavities. Despite their inability to metastasize, many of these lesions have significant capability for local tissue destruction and recurrence.

PMID:
22487294
PMCID:
PMC3906506
DOI:
10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3732
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