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Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the olfactory groove: A report of 4 cases and a review of the literature

March 16, 2016  |  William G. Albergotti, MD; Alkis J. Psaltis, MBBS (Hons), PhD; Rodney J. Schlosser, MD


Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is a rare benign lesion that affects the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. We present 4 cases of REAH that involved the olfactory clefts; 1 case was bilateral. Each of the cases was treated surgically, and no recurrence was...

Lingual hamartoma associated with a cleft palate in a newborn

October 18, 2014  |  Opeyemi O. Daramola, MD; Mariko Suchi, MD, PhD; Robert H. Chun, MD


A hamartoma is a benign malformation of native tissue that may occur in any area of the body. Hamartoma of the tongue is a rare developmental lesion. We describe the case of a pendulant lingual hamartoma in a 2-day-old girl that had not been identified on prenatal...

Recurrent chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the nasal cavity in a child

January 21, 2014  |  Kazuhiro Nomura, MD, PhD; Takeshi Oshima, MD, PhD; Atsuko Maki, MD, PhD; Takahiro Suzuki, MD, PhD; Kenjiro Higashi, MD; Mika Watanabe, MD, PhD; Toshimitsu Kobayashi, MD, PhD


Chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (COREAH) is an extremely rare type of hamartoma. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 case has been previously reported. A 7-year-old girl presented with a case of COREAH of the bilateral nasal cavities. Polypous...

Mesenchymal hamartomas of the pediatric head and neck

July 5, 2012  |  Matthew L. Carlson, MD; Amy M. Saleh, MD; Keith J. Kaplan, MD; Shelagh A. Cofer, MD


We describe the fifth published report of a mesenchymal hamartoma presenting as a cheek mass. A 5-month-old infant was brought to our institution for evaluation of an enlarging left-sided congenital cheek mass. Over time, the lesion had...

Hamartoma of the parotid gland: Report of a unique case

May 1, 2010  |  Yamileth Nicolau, MD, William C. Faquin, MD, PhD, and Daniel G. Deschler, MD, FACS


Hamartomas of the parotid gland are very rare. We present the case of a parotid gland hamartoma with oncocytic and sebaceous metaplasia arising as a 3-cm mass in a 70-year-old man. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no previous report of a tumor with the same features...

Esophageal hamartoma as an unusual cause of neonatal apnea and bradycardia

March 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Coury, DO, Jonathan Steinfeld, MD, David Zwillenberg, MD, and Seth Zwillenberg, MD


Esophageal hamartoma is a rare entity, as only 7 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Common symptoms include dysphagia, weight loss, and vomiting. Life-threatening airway obstruction can also occur. Because of the nonspecific nature of the...

Cerebellopontine angle ganglionic hamartoma: Case report

March 1, 2010  |  Sidrah M. Ahmad, BS, Fernando Garcia, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) ganglionic hamartomas are rare. We present a case of a 49-year-old woman who presented with left-sided hearing loss of more than 4 years' duration and vertigo since childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass on the intracanalicular...

Angiomyomatous hamartoma in a submandibular lymph node: A case report

March 1, 2009  |  Geva Barzilai, MD, Yaakov Schindler, MD, and Raanan Cohen-Kerem, MD


Angiomyomatous hamartomas have been found almost exclusively in the inguinal and femoral lymph nodes; few reports of these lesions in the head and neck region have been published. We present a case of angiomyomatous hamartoma in the submandibular area, a site that has not been...

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

January 1, 2009  |  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-...

Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma: A case report

March 1, 2006  |  W. Frank Ingram, MD; Michael C. Noone, MD; M. Boyd Gillespie, MD
Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid (READ) hamartoma is a recently described entity characterized by abnormal... Subscribe to Hamartoma