CAPILLARY HEMANGIOMA OF THE NASAL SEPTUM IN CHILDREN
Lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH) is a benign vascular tumor, also known as, pyogenic granuloma. LCH appears on the skin, the oral mucosa, and, rarely, on the nasal mucosa. Trauma, hormones, viral oncogenes, microscopic arteriovenous malformations, and angiogenic growth factors have been implicated in the etiology of LCH lesions. LCH most commonly presents in the third decade of life but may present in persons of any age. It is considerably rare in children; only a few cases have been reported. Our patient was a 14 year old male who had experienced recurrent unilateral epistaxis and nasal obstruction for 1.5 months. The mass in his left nasal cavity was totally excised. The patient showed no recurrence during the 50-month postoperative follow up period.
children, nasal, capillary hemangioma