A Case Series on Haemangiomas of Middle Turbinate
Author(s): MK Rajasekar, S Thrupthi*, Nithya Balasubramanian
Haemangiomas are benign tumours that form from vascular structures in the body. They frequently occur in the head and neck region, but they are rare in the nasal cavity and Paranasal sinuses. The cause is unknown, but it could be related to trauma or hormonal imbalance. Depending on the dominating vessel size during microscopy, it can be one of two forms (capillary or cavernous). These neoplasms in the nasal cavity are mostly capillary and arise from the nasal septum, and they are more common in youngsters. Cavernous haemangiomas that develop on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity and are more common in the elderly. A series of four instances with a tumour developing from the middle turbinate were referred to our institution. A thorough endoscopic excision was done since it allowed for greater visualisation of the tumour. Although haemangioma is a rare diagnosis, it should always be considered when diagnosing a bleeding mass emerging from the middle turbinate.