20Jan 2017


  • Department of ORLHead and Neck surgery, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Department of Histopathology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.
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Angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor arising from the vascular smooth muscle (tunica media) and presents commonly between third and fifth decades of life. Although there are sporadic reports about this tumor in the literature, none describes all the information in detail. It is an extremely rare benign tumor. Since the first case reported by Maesaka et al in1966, only 30 cases of angioleiomyoma of the nasal cavity have been published in English literature. Angioleiomyoma presents as a painful mass in approximately 60% of the cases. Pre- operative diagnosis is difficult, but with a high index of suspicion and awareness, it is possible. The use of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging should be considered. It causes minimal morbidity and excision is usually curative. Histological examination using smooth muscle Actin stain portraits the smooth muscle bundles clearly. We report here a case of angioleiomyoma of nasal cavity in a 33 years old female presented with a mass in Rt. Nasal cavity, manifested mainly with nasal obstruction.

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[Mustafa Jamal Al Khanani, Abdullah Alrasheedi, Jameel Nasser Alswaheb and Haitham Nasser. (2017); ANGIOLEIOMYOMA OF THE NASAL CAVITY AN UNUSUAL TUMOR. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 725-729] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Mustafa Jamal Al Khanani
Department of Head and Neck surgery, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA.


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2806       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2806

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