Angioleiomyoma on the dorsum of the nose excised via an open rhinoplasty approach

December 20, 2013
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Abstract

We describe what we believe is the first reported case of an angioleiomyoma on the dorsum of the nose. The patient was a 65-year-old woman who presented with a year-long history of an intermittently recurrent lump on the right side of the dorsum. The lesion was removed via an open rhinoplasty approach. Histologic examination identified it as an angioleiomyoma.

Introduction

Angioleiomyomas are rare, benign tumors that usually present as a small painless mass. When found in the nose, they can cause epistaxis.1 We present a case of an angioleiomyoma on the dorsum of the nose that was excised via an open rhinoplasty approach.

Previous presentation: The information in this article has been updated from its original presentation at the South West ENT Academic Meeting; June 4, 2010; Bath, England.

 

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