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2022 Dec 31

Int J Surg Case Rep


Nasal lobular capillary hezmangioma: Report of a case managed by endoscopic excision and pre-operative angio-embolization.


Albesher MB, Alharbi M H, Alsumairi M B, Hussein N M
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Dec 31; 102:107866.
PMID: 36608636.


Lobular capillary hemangiomas are fast-growing benign vascular lesions with distinctive histopathological characteristics. The head and neck region is a common location for lobular capillary hemangiomas. However, the presence of such lesions in the nasal cavity is rare. Although several contributing factors have been identified in literature, the exact pathophysiology is not yet well understood. Predisposing factors include nasal trauma, pregnancy, and the use of contraceptive pills. Thus, the disease is more prevalent in females, with variable peak incidence in pediatric patients. Unilateral nasal obstruction and recurrent epistaxis are the most common symptoms of nasal lobular capillary hemangiomas. Radiological evaluation using contrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging is often required for large lesions.