Moshe Baitelman1, Kelcy McIntyre2 and Paul Young2*
1SUNY Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
*Corresponding Author: Paul Young, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.
Received: April 27, 2021; Published: May 19, 2021
Background: Of the rarely reported chondromas of the nasal septum, most arise from the posterior septum. This article presents a rare case of a chondroma arising from the columellar space, anterior inferior to the septum.
Case Report: A 62-year-old female presented with a one-year history of post-nasal drip and 3 months of nasal congestion. Physical exam revealed a firm, well-circumscribed mass in the columella of the nose. Computed tomography (CT) and histopathology was performed. Endoscopic excision of the mass was performed.
Results: Computed tomography (CT) image readings described a 2.1 x 1.5 x 3.0 cm, relatively smooth mass from the anterior-inferior nasal septum with homogenous density and no internal calcification. Histopathology revealed a benign chondroma. Post-operatively, she reported significant improvement of symptoms. No recurrence as of 9 months follow-up.
Conclusion: We present a rare case of anterior inferior nasal benign chondroma. Chondromas should remain on the differential when investigating nasal masses.
Keywords: Chondroma; Nasal Chondroma
Citation: Paul Young., et al. “Anterior Nasal Chondroma: A Common Chondroma in an Uncommon Location". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.6 (2020): 64-66.
Copyright: © 2021 Paul Young., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.