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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 217349, 3 pages
Case Report

Intraosseous Hemangioma of the Middle Turbinate Misdiagnosed As a Nasal Polyp

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, 183 Ayang-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu 701-724, Republic of Korea
2Department of Pathology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu 701-724, Republic of Korea

Received 18 February 2014; Revised 18 June 2014; Accepted 6 July 2014; Published 6 August 2014

Academic Editor: Dimitrios G. Balatsouras

Copyright © 2014 Tae Hoon Kim 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.


Intraosseous hemangiomas account for 1% of all bone tumors and primarily originate from the vertebral column and skull bones. However, intraosseous hemangiomas of the nasal cavity are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of intraosseous hemangioma with a cavernous pattern arising from the middle turbinate that was preoperatively misdiagnosed as chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps. Except for nasal obstruction, there were no specific rhinologic symptoms. The tumor was excised en bloc by the endoscopic endonasal approach without preoperative embolization.