Nasal Hemangioma in Pregnancy: A Rare Clinical Entity with a Treatment Dilemma !

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,1,372-374.
Published:January 2014
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Haritosh Velankar1, Akanksha A Saberwal2, Adip Shetty3, Sharad Bhalekar4, Srinjeeta Garg

1-Professor and Head, Department of ENT, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai. 2-PG Resident, 3-Assistant professor. 4-Associate professor, Dr D Y Patil Medical College. 5-PG Resident ENT. Pad Dr D Y Patil Medical College,  Maharashtra, INDIA.


Nasal lobular capillary hemangiomas are rare [1] and benign tumors of paranasal sinuses. The exact etiopathogenesis is unknown, but are commonly seen during pregnancy, in patients on oral contraceptive pills or patients with a history of trauma. Their presentation during late pregnancy with symptoms of nasal blockade and epistaxis present a dilemma to treating physicians. Limitation in use of imaging modalities like CT scan, make diagnosis difficult with excision and histopathological confirmation crucial in management of this condition.

Postoperative specimen of nasal septal hemangioma