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Rivista di Otorinolaringologia, Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale,
Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva, Otoneurochirurgia


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Otorinolaringologia 2018 June;68(2):66-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.17.02119-1

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Vascular leiomyoma of the nasal dorsum: radiological findings and surgical management

Dario BERTOSSI , Pier-Francesco GALZIGNATO, Pasquale PROCACCI, Pier F. NOCINI

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy


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We report a case of a 50-year-old man with a vascular leiomyoma originating from the nasal dorsum. Vascular leiomyoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are rare and usually appears as a small painless mass. Up to our knowledge, this is the first case in which a MRI scan was performed preoperatively showing very accurately the delineation of the lesion and helping to establish the surgical excision as the treatment of choice. This case of vascular leiomyoma located in the nasal dorsum has been successfully treated through an open nasal approach which provided to a safety exposure for the completely excision of the lesion with satisfactory functional and aesthetic results.


KEY WORDS: Angiomyoma - Magnetic resonance imaging - Nasal surgical procedures

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Issue published online: April 5, 2018
Manuscript accepted: June 19, 2017
Manuscript received: June 14, 2017

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Bertossi D, Galzignato PF, Procacci P, Nocini PF. Vascular leiomyoma of the nasal dorsum: radiological findings and surgical management. Otorinolaringol 2018;68:66-8. DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.17.02119-1

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dario.bertossi@univr.it