J Rhinol.  2007 Nov;14(2):125-127.

Angiomatous Nasal Polyp with Maxillary Wall Erosion

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang, Korea. entkiy@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Anyang, Korea.

Abstract

An angiomatous polyp originates from a sinochoanal polyp, and may be confused with a vascular neoplasm. Compromise of their vascular supply may occasionally lead to infarction, resulting in clinical, radiological and pathological features that simulate a neoplastic process. Recently, we experienced a case of angiomatous nasal polyp that eroded the anterior wall of maxilla at the time of its presentation in a 15-year-old boy. Angiomatous nasal polyps are poorly documented in clinical literature. Although entirely benign, they may simulate neoplastic processes. Thus, awareness of their existence is of considerable importance.

Keyword

Nasal polyp; Angioma
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