Glomangiopericytoma: a rare tumour of sinonasal cavity

Authors

  • Shayan Khalid Ghaloo 6 Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Rahim Dhanani Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hamdan Ahmed Pasha Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Wasif Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Saira Fatima Department of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Mubasher Ikram Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.948

Abstract

Abstract

The history of glomangiopericytoma began in 1924 when it was initially diagnosed by Stout and Murray. It is a rare tumour of the respiratory mucosa, with a prevalence of less than 0.5% among all sinonasal tumours. Literature shows female predominance among patients who develop glomangiopericytoma. So far, no accurate aetiology has been discovered, but there are certain risk factors, including trauma, use of corticosteroids and high blood pressure, which are believed to cause glomangiopericytoma. Patients usually present with a history of epistaxis or nasal blockage, though symptoms can get worse if the tumour is not resected timely and can lead to visual disturbance, chronic sinusitis and headache. It has reddish polypoidal appearance on examination. The best modality for the treatment of glomangiopericytoma is endoscopic surgical resection via trans-nasal approach. We present the case of a 70-year-old man, Continuous...

 

Published

2020-10-16

How to Cite

Shayan Khalid Ghaloo, Rahim Dhanani, Hamdan Ahmed Pasha, Muhammad Wasif, Saira Fatima, & Mubasher Ikram. (2020). Glomangiopericytoma: a rare tumour of sinonasal cavity. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.948

Issue

Section

Case Report