An unusual case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of the nose

September 18, 2013
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Abstract

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare benign vascular lesion that most commonly involves the ear and preauricular area. We report the case of a 38-year-old man who presented with a progressively enlarging mass of the left nasal vestibule. The lesion was diagnosed as a nasal ALHE and treated with surgical excision. There were no complications.

Introduction

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare benign vascular proliferation of unknown pathogenesis. It was first described in 1969 by Wells and Whimster.1 This lesion has a predilection for white women in the third through fifth decades of life.2

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