Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2016 Jan;59(1):49-52. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.59.1.49.

A Case of Cholesterol Granuloma in the Nasal Septum

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, Korea. monolithkim@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Cholesterol granuloma is rare and has occasionally been reported in uncommon sites of the head and neck, such as in the nasal sinus (frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid, or maxillary sinus), endolymphatic sac, and pterygoid process of the sphenoid sinus. The pathogenesis of thisnrare disease is not clear. We experienced one patient with cholesterol granuloma located in the nasal septum, which was managed successfully by endoscopic assisted excision.

Keyword

Cholesterol; Granuloma; Nasal septum
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