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nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma

Wednesday 16 May 2007

Definition: Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma (NCMH) is an extremely rare benign pediatric tumor that was described in 1998. Only 19 cases are reported in the literature in 2007.

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- Nasal Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma

Synopsis

- nasal obstruction
- recurrent sinusitis
- partially calcified soft-tissue mass obstructing the nasal cavity

Associations

- rare ovarian tumor
- pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB)

References

- Johnson C, Nagaraj U, Esguerra J, Wasdahl D, Wurzbach D. Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma: radiographic and histopathologic analysis of a rare pediatric tumor. Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Jan;37(1):101-4. PMID: 17091268

- Ozolek JA, Carrau R, Barnes EL, Hunt JL. Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma in older children and adults: series and immunohistochemical analysis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 Nov;129(11):1444-50. PMID: 16253025

- Norman ES, Bergman S, Trupiano JK. Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma: report of a case and review of the literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004 Sep-Oct;7(5):517-20. PMID: 15547776

- Hsueh C, Hsueh S, Gonzalez-Crussi F, Lee T, Su J. Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma in children: report of 2 cases with review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2001 Mar;125(3):400-3. PMID: 11231491

- Kim DW, Low W, Billman G, Wickersham J, Kearns D. Chondroid hamartoma presenting as a neonatal nasal mass. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1999 Mar 15;47(3):253-9. PMID: 10321780