NASAL CHONDROMA OF CARTILAGINOUS SEPTUM: A RARE CASE REPORT
Dr. Saarthak Wadhwa*
Chondromas are benign neoplasms of cartilaginous origin. Most of these tumors are found in the long bones and pelvis. The incidence of nasal chondroma is very rare. Nasal septum and larynx have an intrinsic cartilaginous framework, predisposing to chondromas from these anatomical sites. Nasal bones and sphenoid sinuses are also site of chondoma origin. The diagnosis of nasal chondroma is based on a combination of clinical, radiologic and pathologic findings. Differential diagnoses include schwannoma, inverted papilloma and sinonasal tumors. Making a histological distinction between benign chondroma and malignant chondrosarcoma may be difficult. Wide surgical excision with negative margins is the treatment of choice. Radiotherapy has little role to play in histopathologically benign tumors but may be useful in treating primary and recurrent malignant cartilaginous tumors.
Keywords: Nasal chondroma, cartilaginous septum, endoscopic excision.
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