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Vascular hamartoma of the paranasal sinuses: Report of 3 rare cases and a short review of the literature

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January 1, 2009
by A.A.S. Rifat Mannan, MD, Mehar C. Sharma, MD, Manoj K. Singh, MD, Sudhir Bahadur, MS, and Pradeep Hatimota, MD


The paranasal sinuses are an extremely unusual location for a vascular hamartoma. As far as we know, only 1 such case has been previously reported in the English-language literature. We report 3 new cases of vascular hamartoma of the paranasal sinuses, which occurred in a 20-year-old woman and in 2 men aged 36 and 45 years. Radiologically, the lesion in the woman was confined to the sinuses, while evidence of intraorbital extension was seen in the 2 men. No intracranial extension was seen in any patient. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathologic examination of the excised lesions. All 3 patients were alive without recurrence at 12 to 24 months of follow-up.

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