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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 409429, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/409429
Case Report

Intraosseous Hemangioma of the Inferior Turbinate

Department of Otolaryngology, Kinki Central Hospital, 3-1 Kurumazuka, Itami, Hyogo 664-8533, Japan

Received 9 January 2010; Accepted 31 January 2010

Academic Editor: Peter J. Catalano

Copyright © 2010 Kazuya Takeda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The nasal cavity harbors an enormous variety of neoplasms, including epithelial and mesenchymal tumors. Hemangioma is an infrequent mesenchymal tumor of the nasal cavity, mostly arising in the mucosa and rarely in the bones. We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital with a tumor in her left nasal cavity. The tumor originated from the left inferior turbinate. Histological examination subsequent to complete excision revealed that the tumor was an intraosseous cavernous hemangioma. To our knowledge, this is the second case of intraosseous hemangioma of the inferior turbinate reported in the English literature.