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Clinical Rhinology An International Journal
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ABSTRACT

Pleomorphic adenomas occurring in the nasal cavity are rarely encountered; nevertheless, the abundance of minor seromucinous glands in that region is seen. Most cases present with a painless, slowly progressing unilateral nasal obstruction, a nasal mass, and epistaxis. Herewith, we present an unusual case of pleomorphic adenoma arising from the lateral wall of right nasal cavity in a 41-year-old male, who complained of right nasal obstruction with no history of epistaxis. Rigid nasal endoscopy revealed a swelling continuous with right inferior concha. Computed tomography showed a well-defined, soft tissue mass in the right nasal cavity. The lesion was completely excised endoscopically. Histopathology confirmed a pleomorphic adenoma consisting of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. Wide exposure is crucial for complete excision with negative margins to achieve positive outcome and to prevent recurrence.

Keywords: Endoscopic excision, Lateral nasal wall, Pleomorphic adenoma.

How to cite this article: Pandey AK, Bhardwaj A, Maithani T, Rathi S. Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Lateral Nasal Wall: An Unusual Entity. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017;10(1):11-13.

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Conflict of interest: None

 
 

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