Rare case of an angiectatic sinonasal polyp feigning malignancy

Shobha Guntur, Vijendra S. Shenoy, K. Kshithi, Haneesh Amit Domah, G. Chaithra

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Abstract

Angiectatic sinonasal polyps are uncommon. However, riveting nature of this polyp lies in its clinical presentation mimicking a neoplasm. It is radiologically very challenging to pick up this lesion in spite of its characteristic findings on imaging. Histopathology is paramount for asserting diagnosis. We report a rare case of a patient who presented to our outpatient department with chief complaints of nasal block, nasal discharge, and epiphora for 6 months. On examination, a mass was found filling the left nasal cavity. Computed tomography scan and diagnostic nasal endoscopy were suggestive of fungal sinusitis or sinonasal malignancy as a differential diagnosis. Biopsy was reported as benign sinonasal polyp. The patient underwent endoscopic resection of the mass, which on histopathology revealed the diagnosis of an angiectatic sinonasal polyp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-736
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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