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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 259, Issue 5, pp 231–233 | Cite as

A giant pyogenic granuloma in the nasal cavity caused by nasal packing

  • H.-M. Lee
  • S. Lee
  • S. Hwang
Rhinology

Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma is a benign, rapidly growing hemorrhagic lesion of unknown origin. This disorder, however, is obscure to many rhinologists, because the nose is a relatively rare location for the lesion. In the practice of otorhinolaryngology, nasal packing is a very common procedure for nasal bleeding and postoperative hemostasis. However, few pyogenic granulomas occurring from nasal packing have been reported in the literature. A 56-year-old man underwent nasal packing with vaseline gauze because of nasal bleeding. Two months later, a dark brown nasal tumor was found in his nasal cavity. He underwent endoscopic endonasal removal of the tumor. The pathology result showed a pyogenic granuloma. This is the third case recorded in the literature of a confirmed pyogenic granuloma occuring as a complication of nasal packing. This uncommon lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a rapidly growing hemorrhagic lesion within the nasal fossa.

Pyogenic granuloma Nasal packing Endoscopic surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-M. Lee
    • 1
  • S. Lee
    • 1
  • S. Hwang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Communication Disorder Institute of Medical Research Center, Korea University College of Medicine, Guro Hospital, 80 Guro-dong, Guro-gu, 152-050 Seoul, KoreaKorea

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