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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 690194, 3 pages
Case Report

Aggressive Giant Cell Reparative Granuloma of the Nasal Cavity

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Mie, Tsu 514-8507, Japan
2Department of Neurosurgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Tsu 514-8507, Japan

Received 14 February 2013; Accepted 6 March 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Baba, K. Morshed, and H. Sudhoff

Copyright © 2013 Hajime Ishinaga 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.


Giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) is an uncommon and nonneoplastic reactive tumor that involves the maxilla and mandible in the region of the head and neck. It is rare in the nasal cavity, and it might be misdiagnosed. We reported a very aggressive GCRG with intracranial invasion, which was treated surgically via a combined approach of a lateral rhinotomy with a craniotomy by bilateral coronal incision. The pathology was consistent with GCRG. A short literature review about diagnosis, clinical behavior, and treatment of this tumor entity is given.