DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20192736

A rare case report of pyogenic granuloma of nasopharynx

Kholood S. Assiri, Mohammad S. Al-Ahmari

Abstract


The etiology of pyogenic granuloma (PG) is unclear; it is a reactive tumor-like lesion arising by various stimuli. This study aims to report a rare case of PG of the nasopharynx in a 47 years old Saudi female patient. On October 15th, 2018, a 47-years old Saudi female presented with nasal obstruction for one month. The patient's complaint was associated with on/off epistaxis, headache and allergic symptoms. On examination, she had pedunculated nasopharyngeal lesion. Radiological studies revealed a right nasal cavity mass, a lesion in the nasopharynx without extension to the adjacent structures. Removal of the lesion by nasoscope and cauterization of the base were done. Histopathology revealed vascularized granulation tissue with ulcerated epithelium and fibrinous exudates. Nasopharyngeal pyogenic granuloma is rare. It is one of the differential diagnosis of nasal bleeding.


Keywords


Pyogenic granuloma, Epistaxis, Nasopharynx

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