Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 733--736

Rare case of an angiectatic sinonasal polyp feigning malignancy


Shobha Guntur1, Vijendra S Shenoy1, K Kshithi1, Haneesh Amit Domah1, GV Chaithra2 
1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vijendra S Shenoy
Department of Otolaryngology, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Guntur S, Shenoy VS, Kshithi K, Domah HA, Chaithra G V. Rare case of an angiectatic sinonasal polyp feigning malignancy.J Can Res Ther 2019;15:733-736


How to cite this URL:
Guntur S, Shenoy VS, Kshithi K, Domah HA, Chaithra G V. Rare case of an angiectatic sinonasal polyp feigning malignancy. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];15:733-736
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