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Letters to the Editor
April 2003

Lipomatous Variant of Nasal Angiofibroma

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(4):499. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.4.499-a

Thank you for publishing our case report entitled "Lipomatous Variant of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma," which appeared in the April 2002 issue of the ARCHIVES.1 Unfortunately, we believe that the precise anatomical location of the reported tumor and the title are inconsistent. We would like to clarify the site of the lesion. As mentioned in the description of the physical examination results and in the legend for Figure 1, the lesion was located in the left nasal cavity. Specifically, the mass was arising from the inferior turbinate. The numerous references to the nasopharynx in the discussion, as well as the title itself, may have suggested that the lesion was arising from the nasopharynx, and we apologize for this lack of clarity. Because of the rarity of the lesion and the somewhat misleading title, we feel that a more accurate title would have been "Lipomatous Variant of Nasal Angiofibroma."

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