Angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: a rare case report

Jyoti Singh, Jai Lal Davessar, Sumit Prinja, Nitin Arora
2017 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p class="abstract">Angiosarcomas are the malignant neoplasias of vascular phenotype whose constituent tumor cells have endothelial features. They account for less than 1% of all sinonasal tract malignancies. A case of 65 year old male with a 6 months history of spontaneous epistaxis and a nasal mass lesion presented to the OPD. On physical examination, a polypoidal purplish tumor of 6 × 5 cm was identified. A NCCT scan of nose and paranasal sinuses showed a nonenhanced tumor in the left
more » ... in maxillary, ethmoid, sphenoid and frontal sinus. An excisional biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated angiosarcoma. Surgical removal of the lesion was advised which was refused by the patient.</p><p class="abstract">Patient was put on the radiation therapy. Angiosarcoma of the nose and paranasal sinuses is an extremely rare tumor. Recurrences are common due to incomplete excision or mutiflocality.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20173058 fatcat:kiv7ff74zjc4bhpeazd2g2zlma