Clinicopathological Study of Nasal Mass with Special Reference to Malignant Condition of Nose and Para Nasal Sinuses

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2013,3,4,870-874.
Published:November 2013
Type:Research Articles
Author(s) affiliations:

Satyajit Mishra1, Ranjan Kumar Guru2,*

1Asst. Professor, 2Senior Resident*

Department of ENT, VSS Medical College, Burla, Odisha, India.


To correlate histological finding with clinical manifestations and to diagnose the tumour of nasal cavity early, a retrospective study was done in the Department of ENT, VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha. 130 cases of mass in nose operated in the ENT OT, VSS Medical college, Burla from 1.1.2012 to 31.12.2012 were selected for evaluation. Their case records were extensively studied. Patient demographics, clinical features and histopathological [HP] study of mass taken out after surgery were analyzed and compared.From this study we find that, Nasal masses were more common in males. Rhinosporidiosis was found to be most common [MC] lesion, followed by antrochoanal [AC] polyp and ethmoid polyp. Squamous [Sq] cell carcinoma was the MC malignant tumour. Unilateral nasal obstruction was the presenting symptom in almost all nasal masses, except ethmoid polyp and some cases of nasopharyngeal mass where it was bilateral.