Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(2):133-135.
Published online November 30, 2013.
A Case of Leiomyoma in the Inferior Turbinate
Young Joong Kim, Yang Jae Kim, Young Jun Kim, Soo Kweon Koo
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Busan Saint Mary's Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
Leiomyoma is a benign myogenic tumor may occur whenever smooth muscle is present. The most common locations are the uterus, alimentary tract, skin, and subcutenous tissue. Leiomyoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus is rare because of the paucity of smooth muscle on the nose. We experienced a case of leiomyoma originating in the left inferior turbinate in a 58-year-woman. It was successfully removed by an endoscopic surgery. We discussed with a review of the literatures.
Key Words: Leiomyoma;Nasal Cavity;Turbinates;Surgery

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