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17- NASAL GLIOMA, A CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW

JAMAL AL HARBY --- ABDULMOHSEN E HUSSAINI --- MOHAMMAD H BU ABBAS,

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 96-98
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

NASAL GLIOMA, A CASE REPORT AND LITERATUREREVIEW���������.Nasal glioma (also known as nasal glial heterotopia) has been used to describe a congenitalbenign tumor of the nasal region containing neural tissue. It arises from failure of closure offoramen caecum at about the third week of gestation. The patient described in this report isan 18 months old girl who presented with a nasal bridge swelling for three months. Thedifferential diagnosis included nasal encephalocele, nasal dermoid and epidermoid cysts. Allare due to failure of ectoderm and neuroectoderm embryologic separation. CT scan and MRIimaging can be used to look for probable concomitant intracranial tumors and the existence ofa connection between nasal tumor and the brain. Surgical resection is the usual method ofmanaging such pathologies. In this case, an open rhinoplasty approach was used to resectthis mass after the radiologic evaluation was complete.

Keywords

NASAL --- GLIOMA