The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2016 , Vol 58 , Num 2
Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, a rare pediatric tumor: Case report
Adnan Ünal 1 ,Rauf Oğuzhan Kum 2 ,Yonca Avcı 2 ,Devrim Tuba Ünal 3
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Çorum
2 Clinics of Otolaryngology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3 Clinics of Pathology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2016.02.014 Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma has characteristic clinicopathological features and it is accepted as the upper airway analogue of mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall. It is a rare lesion and only 31 cases have been reported in the English literature until 2014. In this article, a 13-year-old nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma case is presented, which is the first nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma case from Turkey. Although, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma has been accepted as a benign lesion, the possibility of malignant transformation should be kept in mind, and detailed histologic examination should be performed particularly in adult nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma cases. Keywords : chondromesenchymal hamartoma, nasal mass, pediatric
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