Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2006 Mar;49(3):339-342.

A Case of Concurrent Osteoma and Lobular Capillary Hemangioma of the Middle Turbinate

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Pusan Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. heokw96@kornet.net
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan, Korea.


Osteoma is a slowly growing benign tumor composed of compact or cancellous bone and usually found in paranasal sinuses. Lobular capillary hemangioma is a rapidly growing lesion usually affecting skin and oral mucosa. Both lesions may occur at any age group but most frequently in the third decade. The authors experienced a case of concurrent osteoma and lobular capillary hemangioma in the middle turbinate, which were removed via endonasal endoscopic approach. Concerning our case, we speculate that the slow growth of the osteoma may have caused inflammatory change on nasal mucosa, resulting in lobular capillary hemangioma. We report a case with a review of literatures.


Osteoma; Capillary hemangioma; Turbinate
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