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July 1959

Primary Hemangioma of the Nasal Bones: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Oakland, Calif.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(1):19-24. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040023003

This is the fourth case of hemangioma of the nasal bones to be reported in the literature. The three previous cases were reported by Neivert and Bilchick1 in 1936, Bloom2 in 1954, and by Moore and Pearce3 in 1956.

The first three cases were all in white females. This fourth one to be reported was in a white man. This probably has no real significance.

We used a comparatively new type of material for filling in the defect. This was despeciated mandibular bone from a calf fetus as prepared and furnished by Tucker.4

Fig. 1.—Frontal x-ray of nasal bones shows peculiar bulging of the bones.

Fig. 2.—Lateral x-ray of nasal bones shows characteristic sunburst striated markings.

To date there has been no indication of absorption of this material, and the cosmetic appearance is very good.

Fig. 3.—Photograph of tumor exposed, in situ.

Fig. 4.—Photograph of bed