FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Adenolipom; nazal septum; burun;rinoplasti.
Adenolipoma is a rare benign neoplasm composed of
both mature adipose tissue and glandular elements. In
this article we report a case of 19-year-old woman, who
had nasal blockage and deformity. On examination,
a round, soft, nonpulsatile submucosal mass in the
cartilagenous vault of the right nasal cavity was found.
There was also alar rim notching, nostril asymmetry on
the right side and septal deviation towards the opposite
side. Computed tomography revealed a clearly
demarcated dense mass located at the right submucopericondrial
level obstructing the nasal passage.
An open septorhinoplasty approach was preferred to
remove the mass and also to correct the deformities
caused by the mass. The histopathologic examination
was reported as an adenolipoma. No recurrence was
observed during postoperative two year follow-up. To
our knowledge, this is the first case report of an adenolipoma
of the nose in the English literature.