Published: 2020-10-23

Lateral nasal wall haemangioma in a young female: a rare case

Ashfaque Ansari, Sanjana U. Nair


Hemangiomas are benign tumours originating from vascular structures in the body. Histologically they are divided into capillary, cavernous and mixed types. Although it is very commonly seen in head and neck region, it is very rarely seen in the nasal cavity, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses and it accounts for only 10% of all head and neck haemangiomas. In this patient the haemangioma was seen arising from the lateral nasal wall, of the right nasal cavity. So far in the literature very few such cases have been reported till date.  


Capillary haemangioma, Tumour, Nasal cavity, Sinuses, Endoscopy

Full Text:



Ozcan C, Apa DD, Rur GK. Paediatric lobular capillary haemangioma of the nasal cavity. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2004;261:449-51.

Fanburg-Smith JC, L.D.R. Thompson. Benign soft tissue tumours. In: Barnes L, Eveson JW, eds. World Health Organization Classification of tumours, pathology and genetics head and neck tumours. Lyon. 2005.

Valencia MP, Castillo M. Congenital and acquired lesions of the nasal septum: A practical guided for differential diagnosis. Radiograph. 2008;28:205-33.

Duvvuri U, Carrau RL, Kassam AB. Vascular tumours of the head and neck. In: Byron BJ, Jonas JT, Shawn ND, eds. Head and neck surgery-otolaryngology, 4th edition. Pittsburgh. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2006;1812-25.

Nedev P. Lobular capillary haemangioma of the nasal cavity in children – Literature survey and case report. Trak J Sci. 2008;6(1):63-7.

Smulian JC, Rodis JF, Campbell WA, Grant-Kels JM, VintzileosAM. Non-oral pyogenic granuloma in pregnancy: a report oftwo cases. Obstet Gynecol. 1994;84:672–4.

A. Ragab S, Rabiea T, Alchammaa, Ghobashy M. Lobular capillary hemangioma of the lateral nasal wall. Anvesha Ayur Medic J. 2015;13(4):2015.

Sandeep KJ, Debajyoti R, Arijit P, Shilpa J. Lobular capillary hemangioma of nose: case report and literature review. Onli J Otolaryngol. 2015;5(1):125.

Poncet A, Dor L. Botyromycose Humaine. Revue de Chirurgie (Paris). 1897;18:996.

Mills SE, Cooper PH, Fechner RE. Lobular capillary hemangioma: the underlying lesion of pyogenic granuloma. A study of 73 cases from the oral and nasal mucous membranes. Americ J Surg Pathol. 1980;4(5):470-9.

Ash JE, Old JW. Hemangiomas of the nasal septum. Transact Americ Acade Ophthal Otolaryngol. 1950;54:350–6.

Chi TH, Yuan CH, Chien ST. Lobular capillary hemangioma of the nasal cavity: a retrospective study of 15 cases in Taiwan. Balk Medic J. 2014;31(1):69.

Chi TH, Yuan CH, Chien ST. Lobular capillary hemangioma of the nasal cavity: a retrospective study of 15 cases in Taiwan. Balk Medic J. 2014;33(1):69–71.

Koo MG, Lee SH, Han SE. Pyogenic granuloma: a retrospective analysis of cases treated over a 10-year. Archiv Craniofac Surg. 2017;18(1):16.