Sinonasal Glomangiopericytoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Authors

  • Hyun Jin Min Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Korea
  • Kyung Soo Kim Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, 224-1, Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i3.41644

Keywords:

Glomaniopericytoma; Sinonasal; Symptoms; Computed tomography; Histopathology; Treatment

Abstract

Glomangiopericytoma is a rare vascular tumor arising from the pericytes surrounding capillaries, and accounts for less than 0.5% of all sinonasal tumors. The aim of this study is to describe our recent experience of sinonasal glomangiopericytoma and thoroughly review our collected data on the basis of age/sex, location, associated diseases, clinical symptoms, endoscopic findings, image findings, pathology, and treatment. We found 21 articles (19 case reports and 2 review articles) relevant to our search since 2005. The mean age was 58.05 years, ranging from 19 years to 86 years with a female to male ratio of 3:1 (15:5). The most frequent site of origin was the nasal septum followed by the paranasal sinuses. The most common symptom was nasal obstruction, followed by epistaxis, headache, facial pain or pressure, and anosmia in decreasing order. Computed tomography was the most common imaging technique used to evaluate sinonasal glomangiopericytoma which the most common mentioned CT finding was soft tissue density mass with enhancement. The most common treatment modality was complete surgical excision through transnasal endoscopic surgery.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(3) 2019 p.651-655

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Published

2019-05-30

How to Cite

Min, H. J., & Kim, K. S. (2019). Sinonasal Glomangiopericytoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(3), 651–655. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i3.41644

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Case Reports