Reactive vascular lesion of nasal septum simulating angiosarcoma in a cocaine abuser

Francesc Alameda, Joan Fontane, Josep Ma Corominas, Josep Lloreta, Sergi Serrano

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Abstract

We report the case of an exhuberant ulcerative angiomatoid nasal lesion in a cocaine abuser. The lesion was made up of polimorphous endothelial cells with occasional mitoses, arranged in a lobular pattern with infiltrative- looking areas. There were extensive areas of thrombosis with focal recanalization. Intravascular proliferation was not observed. The clinical, radiological, and histological features suggested hemangiosarcoma as the main differential diagnosis, but the lobular architecture of the lesion and the widespread thrombosis favoured the diagnosis of a benign reactive process. (C) 2000 W.B. Saunders Company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
JournalHuman Pathology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Angioendotheliomatosis proliferans
  • Cocaine abuser
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Nasal mucosa
  • Nasal tumor
  • Nasal ulcer

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