Angiomyolipoma of the Nasal Cavity Resected with Preoperative Angio-Embolization

Sang Hyeon Ahn, Yong Ju Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Jung Hyun Chang
2013 Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Angiomyolipomas (AML) are generally known as benign tumors. The kidney is the most common location of this tumor, and the liver is reported as the second most common site. Occurrence in other tissues is extremely rare. For instance, some cases of AML originating from the nasal cavity have been previously reported. We describe an AML case arising from the nasal cavity of a 56-year-old man. The patient had been complaining of nasal obstruction and foreign body sensation in the nasopharynx and was
more » ... nasopharynx and was initially treated with preoperative angio-embolization. AML was then totally removed by endoscopic surgery without complications. He has been asymptomatic and has had no evidence of recurrence for 2 months after surgery. Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg 2013;56:528-31 Key WordsZZAngiomyolipoma ㆍEndoscopic surgical procedure ㆍNasal cavity ㆍTherapeutic embolization.
doi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2013.56.8.528 fatcat:j7k3s6rrizg2fc6ig5lms3o65i