Volume 18, Number 1, March 2006

Haemangioendothelioma of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses

Deepika Sareen,1,2 Ashwani Sethi,1,2 Sumit Mrig,1,2 Sonu Nigam,3 Arun Kumar Agarwal1,2
1Department of Ear Nose and Throat, 2Department of Head and Neck Surgery, and 3Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

Abstract
This report is of a 20-year-old man with haemangioendothelioma who presented with recurrent episodes of epistaxis. Nasal endoscopy revealed a reddish polypoidal mass arising from the middle meatus. Computed tomography scan revealed a homogenous mass involving the maxillary antrum and the nasal cavity without bony destruction. A medial maxillectomy with wide excision of the mass was performed and the histopathology was shown to be haemangioendothelioma. The patient remains free of disease 15 months after treatment.

Key words:
Hemangioendothelioma, Nose, Paranasal sinuses, Vascular neoplasms

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006;18:72-74.
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