ABSTRACT: We report an extremely rare case of maxillary haemangioma.
Case report and review of the literature concerning haemangioma arising from the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
Maxillary haemangioma is rare and sometimes requires wider resection than nasal haemangioma if a large tumour is found. We present a case of maxillary haemangioma in a 37-year-old Japanese woman, which was completely resected by pre-operative embolisation and endoscopic sinus surgery.
Our findings suggest that if a large maxillary haemangioma is diagnosed pre-operatively, the treatment of choice is pre-operative embolisation followed by endoscopic sinus surgery, in order to avoid the surgical complications associated with wide resection.
The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 07/2008; 123(7):793-5. · 0.60 Impact Factor