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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 1--3 ( January-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


A Rare Case of Tuberous Xanthoma of Nose: A Case Report

KG Somashekara, Apurva A Jarandikar, Lakshmi Shantharam, Hemalatha Mahantappa

Keywords : Benign fibrous histiocytoma, Case report, Deformed nose, Nasal septum, Nose, Open rhinoplasty, Paranasal sinus

Citation Information : Somashekara K, Jarandikar AA, Shantharam L, Mahantappa H. A Rare Case of Tuberous Xanthoma of Nose: A Case Report. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2023; 14 (1--3):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1389

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Xanthomas are localized lipid deposits in organs that may manifest as papules, plaques, or nodules on skin. There are many variants of xanthomas, and tuberous xanthoma is one of the xanthomas. They are very rare in head and neck region and xanthoma of the nose has been reported only once before. Xanthomas elsewhere are excised mainly for diagnostic purpose, whereas our patient wanted excision for better cosmetic appearance of the nose. We are presenting this case for its rarity and for concerns in management with review of literature. Facial xanthoma management requires excision for diagnosis and cosmesis. However, management of underlying lipid disorder is also very essential.

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