A Case of Nasal Angiomyolipoma in Young Man

Min Chul Ko, Sung Jae Heo, Jung Soo Kim
2019 Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Angiomyolipoma is a benign tumor that is composed of adipose tissue, blood vessels and smooth muscle. The kidney is the most common site for this tumor. Although extrarenal angiomyolipoma is rarely found in areas other than the kidney, it has been observed in other organs such as liver, heart, mediastinum, spermatic cord, vaginal wall, oral cavity, and so on. Angiomyolipoma in the nasal cavity especially, has been very rarely reported in literature. Furthermore, nasal angiomyolipoma is mostly
more » ... und in middle aged or old men. In this case, angiomyolipoma was found in a 29-year-old male patient who was the youngest of the reported cases. He complained of nasal obstruction and physical examination revealed a 1.5 cm sized mass in the left posterior part of the nasal septum. The mass was composed of an intimate mixture of mature fat, smooth muscle cells, and thick walled varying sized blood vessels histopathologically coinciding with angiomyolipoma. It was removed via endoscopic surgery without complications. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 15) Aleem MA, Fatima A, Kumudachalam P, Priyadarshini R. Nasal angiomyolipoma: Report of two cases of an extremely rare entity. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60(3):393-5. 16) van Baal JG, Smits NJ, Keeman JN, Lindhout D, Verhoef S. The evolution of renal angiomyolipomas in patients with tuberous sclerosis. J Urol 1994;152(1):35-8.
doi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2019.00024 fatcat:ogxnublle5gadnxe2penrlqazm