Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma with no nasal symptoms
- 1Department of Otolaryngology, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
- 2Department of Otolaryngology, Our Lady's Children Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- 3Department of Pathology, Our Lady's Children Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- Correspondence to Vincent Uzomefuna, ,
The authors present a case of nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma (NCMH) in an 8-year-old boy with a 4-month history of frontal headache and no symptoms of nasal obstruction, rhinorrhoea or postnasal drip. An ENT examination as well as ophthalmology assessment presented normal results. CT scan showed a lesion involving the sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses. The patient had an endoscopic resection of the lesion that was confirmed histologically to be a NCMH. Though NCMH is known to present usually in infants with obstructing nasal mass, an unusual presentation of a patient with throbbing headache without any nasal symptoms is reported here.
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