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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Histopathology of Nasal Masses

Kapil Dua, Neha Chopra, Vikrant Mittal, Hemant Chopra

Keywords : Nasal mass,clinical findings,histopathology

Citation Information : Dua K, Chopra N, Mittal V, Chopra H. Histopathology of Nasal Masses. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (2):81-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1033

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

Comparison of clinical and histopathological diagnosis of nasal masses.

Material and methods

A prospective randomized study conducted over a three years period on 100 patients of nasal mass selected from the inpatient department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

Results

A variety of pathological condition (ranging from benign lesions to malignant tumors) can present as nasal mass. The results show that the final diagnosis can be established only on histopathology.

Conclusion

It is concluded that for proper evaluation of a nasal mass, clinical and histopathological evaluation should be done conjointly in all the patients. Histopathology always gives a confirmatory diagnosis. Although rare, unexpected clinically relevant findings may be identified during routine histologic examination of nasal mass specimens.


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