A peripheral nerve sheath tumour as a cause of nasal obstruction

A Manganaris, C Tsompanidou, T Manganaris
Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2006, 120 (12): e44
Neurogenic tumours form a very small percentage of all neoplastic lesions of the head and neck region. However, the head and neck region is by far the most common location for benign peripheral nerve tumours. Several cases involving the nose have been sporadically documented throughout the medical literature. We present a rare case of a solitary neurofibroma arising from the lateral nasal wall of a 68-year-old woman. En bloc surgical resection of the mass was achieved by the lateral rhinotomy approach. The clinical significance of this case report is due to its rare site. In recent medical literature, there has been only one report concerning a solitary neurofibroma arising from the inferior turbinate. This case also highlights the importance of considering this clinical entity in the differential diagnosis when encountering a unilateral soft tissue mass in the nasal cavity.


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