Title:
Middle turbinate chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma
Authors:
A. Peri , B. Vukomanovi-urevi and I. Stanojevi 3
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Institute for Pathology, Institute for Medical Research, Faculty of Medicine, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords:
Sinonasal hamartomas; nasal polyps; stromal metaplasia
Pages:
239 - 243
Abstract:
Middle turbinate chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma. Objective : Chondro- osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamaroma (COREAH) is an extremely rare, developmental malformation. COREAH is characterized by a spectrum of chondro-osseous metaplasia that arise from the mesenchymal stroma, and it includes dilated submucosal glands lined with respiratory epithelium. This case report aimed to describe a COREAH that originated in the nasal cavity. Case Report: A 68-year-old woman presented with unilateral nasal obstruction. Endonasal and radiological findings suggestedadiagnosisofanunilateralinflammatorypolyp.However,after excisionofthemasswithendoscopicguidance, a histological examination supported a final diagnosis of a nasal COREAH. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this was the first description of a COREAH that originated from the middle turbinate and presented as a choanal polyp. The role of the pathologist is essential for a correct diagnosis.
Issue:
Vol. 11, 2015, 3rd trimester


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Middle turbinate chondro-osseous respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma