Title:
A case of respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the sinonasal tract
Authors:
K. Oles , M. Wiatr , P. Strek , J. Skladzien , J. Tomik and J. Orlowska-Heitzman
Institutions:
D epartment of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; D epartment of Pathomorphology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Keywords:
Hamartoma; sinonasal tract; tumour of nasal cavity
Pages:
195 - 199
Abstract:
A case of respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the sinonasal tract. Respiratory epithelial adeno- matoid hamartoma is a rare, non-neoplastic tumour characterised by an abnormal mixture of tissues that are indigenous to the region. REAH are shiny, polypoid, exophytic masses with a rubbery to firm texture. They may arise and co-exist in the setting of inflammatory polyps. We present a case of a 49-year-old patient who was referred to the department with a clinical diagnosis of chronic nasal sinusitis. Results of post-op histopathological examination show a mild change of the respiratory epithelium requiring, among others, differentiation from inverted papilloma and adenoid carcinoma.
Issue:
Vol. 7, 2011, 3rd trimester


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A case of respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma of the sinonasal tract