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February 2018 Vol. 6 No.2

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(2) pp. 042-045, February, 2018 

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Case Report

Glomangiopericytoma in a young girl: a rare case report and literature review


Khalid Suwayyid Alomar1, Ahmed Abdullah Alhumidi2, Tahera Islam3 and Khalid Hussain Al Qahtani4*


1King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University
2Department of Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, KSA
3College of Medicine and Research Center, King Saud University, KSA
4Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, KSA, P.O. Box- 245, Riyadh 11411

*Corresponding Author’s E mail: kqresearch@hotmail.com
Phone No.: 00966 11 4774136
Fax No: 00966 11 4775524

Accepted January 23, 2018




Glomangiopericytoma is a rare vascular neoplasm originating in modified perivascular glomus-like myoid cell. This tumor predominantly involves the sinonasal region but accounts for less than 0.5% of all sinonasal neoplasm. Majority of the patients presents in the sixth and seventh decade of life, the average being 50 years. A literature review of the last 10 years did not reveal any adolescent patient suffering from this type of neoplasm. A 15 years old girl presented with right nasal obstruction, endoscopic examination of the nose revealed a painless mass obstructing the right nasal cavity with normal nasal mucosa. CT and MRI scan revealed a right nasal cavity mass causing deviation of the nasal septum. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of glomangiopericytoma. It is important for the otolaryngologist to consider this type of neoplasm in adolescent to facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Glomangiopericytoma, Sinonasal tumor, adolescent tumor, Paranasal Sinuses, Nasal Cavity






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