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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
June 2002

Pathology Quiz Case

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(6):721. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.6.721

A 3-MONTH-OLD BOY presented with a nasal mass that he had had since birth. According to the his mother, the mass had slowly been getting larger and was now causing some nasal obstruction and difficulty in his nasal breathing. His mother described occasional snoring and intermittent episodic epistaxis. The birth history was unremarkable; the patient had never been hospitalized and had never undergone surgery. His medical history also was unremarkable. His family history was notable for sinus disease, cancer, reflux, and ear infections on the maternal side. A review of systems revealed swollen eyes, nasal congestion, and daytime cough accompanied by a runny nose, sneezing, and restless sleep.