Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2000 Apr;43(4):402-405.

Clinical Study of Lobular Capillary Hemangioma in Nasal Cavity

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Pusan, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lobular capillary hemangioma (pyogenic granuloma) is a benign rapidly growing hemorrhagic lesion of unknown etiology and vascular proliferation of endothelial cells arranged in a characteristic pattern of circumscribed capillaries arranged in lobules. The disease usually affects the skin and the oral mucosa, but nose is a relatively rare location. The clinical impression of some lesions can often be misleading due to easy bleeding mass. The purpose of this paper is to present a series of patients seen over a period of 10 years at Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital with nasal capillary hemangioma. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We assessed 19 patients who were confirmed as lobular capillary hemangioma histopathologically and treated at Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital from 1988 to 1998.
RESULTS
The study group was composed of 19 patients including nine males and ten females. The ages ranged from 3 to 58 years, with a mean of 36.6 year and four of the ten female patients were pregnant. Epistaxis with nasal obstruction was the most marked symptom. Eight lesions arose from the nasal septum, 7 from the inferior turbinates, 8 from the lateral nasal wall and one from the nasal floor. The size of masses ranged within 1 cm in 11 of the 19 cases. All patients were treated by simple excision and electrocauterization, with only one showing recurrence.
CONCLUSION
Uncommon lesions should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of a rapidly growing hemorrhagic lesion if they are within the nasal cavity. Clinical and histological diagnostic pitfalls occur frequently.

Keyword

Lobular capillary hemangioma; Nasal cavity
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