Korean J Pathol.  2004 Jun;38(3):181-183.

Angioleiomyoma of the Nasal Cavity: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. msroh@netian.com

Abstract

Angioleiomyoma of the sinonasal area is an extremely rare benign neoplasm. To the best of our knowledge, only 26 cases have been described. Here, we report a case of angioleiomyoma arising in the nasal cavity of a 60-year-old woman. Microscopically, the tumor consisted of proliferating smooth muscle cells punctuated with thick-walled vessels with slit-like lumina. The tumor was negative for estrogen and progesterone receptor by immunohistochemical study. Further studies are needed to clarify whether the growth of this tumor is sex steroid-dependent.

Keyword

Angioleiomyoma; Nasal Cavity; Steroid Receptor
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