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Dorsal nasal deformity: an unusual initial presentation of nasal schwannoma


Nasal schwannomas are very rare neoplasms. We present the case of a 54-year-old woman who had dorsal nasal deformity and partial right-sided nasal obstruction over 5 years. Computerized tomography scan of the nose and paranasal sinuses revealed a soft tissue mass in the anterior part of the right nasal cavity with expansion of the overlying nasal bony wall. Complete endoscopic excision of this mass was performed revealing benign schwannoma with no recurrence over 3 years of follow-up. According to the best of our knowledge, this case is the first reported case of a nasal schwannoma presenting with dorsal nasal deformity in the English literature. This case highlights the importance of thorough endoscopic nasal examination in every patient presenting with a dorsal nasal deformity as well as the consideration of nasal schwannoma in the differential diagnosis of a dorsal nasal deformity.


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Elhamshary, A.S., Mansour, M.H., Ebeid, K. et al. Dorsal nasal deformity: an unusual initial presentation of nasal schwannoma. Egypt J Otolaryngol 30, 367–370 (2014).

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