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Anterior Nasal Chondroma: A Common Chondroma in an Uncommon Location

Anterior Nasal Chondroma: A Common Chondroma in an Uncommon Location

Moshe Baitelman, Kelcy McIntyre, Paul Young

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology

Background: Of the rarely reported chondromas of the nasal septum, most arise from the posterior septum. This article presents a rare case of a chondroma arising from the columellar space, anterior inferior to the septum. Case Report: A 62-year-old female presented with a one-year history of post-nasal drip and 3 months of nasal congestion. Physical exam revealed a firm, well-circumscribed mass in the columella of the nose. Computed tomography (CT) and histopathology was performed. Endoscopic excision of the mass was performed.Results: Computed tomography (CT) image readings described a 2.1 x 1.5 x 3.0 cm, relatively smooth mass from the anterior-inferior nasal septum with homogenous density and no internal calcification. Histopathology revealed a benign chondroma. Post-operatively, she reported significant improvement of symptoms. No recurrence as of 9 months follow-up.Conclusion: We present a rare case of anterior inferior nasal benign chondroma. Chondromas should remain on the differential when investigating nasal masses. Keywords: Chondroma; Nasal Chondroma