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An asymptomatic schwannoma of the nasal septum: Report of a unique case

December 1, 2009  |  Fabio Pagella, MD, Georgios Giourgos, MD, Elina Matti, MD, and Andrea Colombo, MD


Schwannomas of the nasal septum are extremely rare, and therefore their diagnosis and treatment can pose certain challenges. We describe the case of an incidentally discovered schwannoma of the nasal septum that was unique in that the lesion was completely asymptomatic. In view...

Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma of the nasal septum: A case report

November 1, 2009  |  Satyawati Mohindra, MS, DNB, Gogia Grover, MS, and Amanjit Kaur Bal, MD, DNB


Angiofibroma arising outside the nasopharynx is unusual. The nasal septum is an extremely rare site for the origin of angiofibroma, and to date only 6 such cases previously have been reported in the literature. We report here a case of a 22-year-old man with a vascular mass...

The nasal septum: An osteometric study of 16 cadaver specimens

August 1, 2009  |  Latha Venkatraya Prabhu, MBBS, MS, Anu Vinod Ranade, MSc, PhD, Rajalakshmi Rai, MSc, Mangala M. Pai, MBBS, MD, Arunachalam Kumar, MBBS, MS, Prakash Sinha, MBBS, MD, and Soubhagya Ranjan Nayak, MSc


Studies of the shape, dimensions, and other morphologic characteristics of the nasal septum are scant in the literature. We conducted a study of 16 male cadavers to measure six osseous components of the nasal septum and to calculate the proportional contribution that each made...

Three spontaneous occurrences of nasal septal abscess in patients with chronic asymptomatic HIV-the need for early intervention and reconstruction

August 1, 2009  |  Henry D. Sandel IV, MD and Steven P. Davison, MD, DDS


We identified 3 patients with chronic, asymptomatic HIV who presented between 2001 and 2005 with spontaneous nasal septal abscesses in the absence of previous trauma, nasal surgery, sinusitis, infection, or immunodeficiency. A MEDLINE search revealed no other cases of...

Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum

January 1, 2009  |  Akram Rahal, MD, FRCSC, Joseph R. Durio, PA-C, and Michael L. Hinni, MD


Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum is a rarely encountered malignancy. When it does occur, early diagnosis is difficult because patients generally present with common, nonspecific sinonasal complaints. We describe a case of chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum in a 38-year-old...

Nasoseptal chondrosarcoma resection requiring anterior fossa floor repair: A case report

December 1, 2008  |  Samuel Spear, MD, John Iskandar, MD, Derek Seaquist, MD, and Douglas Sorensen, MD


We present a case in which a 23-year-old male patient diagnosed with nasoseptal chondrosarcoma with anterior cranial fossa extension underwent combined surgical approaches to optimize complete resection of the tumor. Surgery was followed by a 6-month course of proton-beam...

Nasal packing after septoplasty: A randomized comparison of packing versus no packing in 88 patients

November 1, 2008  |  Mohammad Sohail Awan, FCPS and Moghira Iqbal, MBBS


The once-common practice of packing the nose after septoplasty was based on a desire to prevent postoperative complications such as bleeding, septal hematoma, and adhesion formation. However, it was since found that not only is nasal packing ineffective in this regard, it can...

Rhinolithiasis with a nasal polyp: A case report

March 1, 2008  |  Ibrahim Ozcan, MD, K. Murat Ozcan, MD, Serdar Ensari, MD, and Huseyin Dere, MD


Rhinoliths are uncommon mineralized masses that form as a result of calcification of an endogenous or exogenous nidus. The most common manifestations of rhinolithiasis are unilateral nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, and facial pain. The diagnosis is made by nasal endoscopy...

Neurosarcoidosis presenting as complicated sinusitis: A case report and review

February 1, 2008  |  Lt. Matthew T. Brigger, MD, Maj. Ian K. McLeod, MD, and Cdr. Martin P. Sorensen, MD


Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease with widely variable clinical characteristics, including numerous head and neck manifestations. We describe the case of a 49-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with symptoms consistent with complicated...

Pediatric nasal septal perforation secondary to magnet misuse: A case report

November 1, 2007  |  Carl Shermetaro, DO, FAOCO and Melissa Charnesky, DO


We describe the case of a 7-year-old girl who had placed magnetic earrings bilaterally on her nasal ala. However, the two backing magnets that had been placed inside the nasal cavity became attached to each other rather than to the outer jewelry, compressing the nasal septum....

Correction of caudal deflections of the nasal septum with a modified Goldman septoplasty technique: How we do it

October 1, 2007  |  William Lawson, MD, DDS; Richard Westreich, MD

Correcting deviations of the caudal septum can be challenging because of cartilage memory, the need to provide...

Nasal cavernous hemangioma

June 1, 2007  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Philip J. Daroca Jr., MD


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