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Case Reports
May 1958

Simple Fibroma of the Nasal Septum

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(5):616-618. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010630021
Abstract

Benign growths of the nasal septum are rare and include granulomas and vascular tumors, which seem to be more frequently found than chondromas, myomas, and fibromas. Except for the bleeding which may occur at times from granulomas and vascular tumors, such as angiomas and telangiectatic polypi, these benign tumors usually cause no symptoms other than nasal obstruction and, if allowed to develop so far, deformity of the nose and face on the side involved. The etiological factor in the development of these benign tumors is not clear, though it seems reasonable to assume that in many of them trauma from whatever source, whether physical trauma or irritation from chronic sinus involvement or inhaling some chemical or dust irritant, may be the trigger which starts the growth.

The case here reported is one of simple fibroma of the nasal septum. A search of the literature has revealed only two such cases

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