Nasal glioma with psammomatous calcification- An unusual presentation

Rana Sherwani, Kafil Akhtar, Prasenjit S Ray, Sayed S Ahmad

Abstract


Congenital midline swellings of nose are encountered rarely, and nasal gliomas constitute about 5% of such lesions. Various theories have been suggested to explain the pathogenesis. Imaging preferably by MRI is mandated to study the extent and to rule out intracranial extension. Clinically, these masses are firm and incompressible. Histologically, they are made up of astrocytes and neuroglial cells, embedded in fibrous and vascular connective tissue. The mainstay of treatment is conservative surgical excision because nasal gliomas are slow-growing, rarely recurrent, and have no malignant potential. We present a case of congenital extranasal glioma with psammomatous calcification and without any intracranial extension in an eighteen month old boy.

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Cite this article as: Sherwani RK, Akhtar K, Ray PS, Ahmad SS. Nasal glioma with psammomatous calcification- An unusual presentation. Int J  Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(2):02027. DOI: 10.14319/ijcto.0202.7


Keywords


Extranasal Glioma; Child; Psammomatous calcification.

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