Lymphangiomatous polyp of the nasal cavity: A rare presentation

April 30, 2012
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Lymphangiomatous polyp of the nasal cavity is a very rare condition. We are reporting a case of a unilateral nasal mass presenting with noisy breathing during sleep, change of voice, watery nasal discharge, and anosmia in a 5-year-old boy. The mass was removed via a transnasal endoscopic approach, and a diagnosis of lymphangiomatous nasal polyp was established by histopathology.


Lymphangiomatous lesions are not uncommon. They are usually seen in the head and neck region, mainly arising from the larynx, parotid gland, mouth, and tongue; rarely, they arise from the tonsils. A lymphangiomatous mass presenting as a nasal polyp is extremely rare. In fact, an extensive search of the literature revealed no report of this presentation. The rarity of the condition has prompted us to report this case.

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