Published: 2018-04-26

A case of angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity

Mahesh Santhraya G., Devan Poothatta Pannen, Kishor Kumar M. S.


Angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity is extremely uncommon accounting for less than 0.1% of all sinonasal malignancies. Here we report a case of angiosarcoma of nasal cavity. A 45 year old male patient with c/o right sided nasal bleeding since 20days, on examination showed mass in nasal cavity. Patient underwent septoplasty with right inferior turbinectomy with submucosal diathermy. The histological examination showed features of angiosarcoma epitheloid variation of nasal cavity, diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistological stain with factor CD 31 and cytokeratin.


Angiosarcoma, Nasal cavity, Septoplasty, Turbinectomy, Submucosal diathermy, CD 31

Full Text:



Treviño-González JL, Santos-Lartigue R, González-Andrade B, Villagomez-Ortiz VJ, Villegas M, Venegas-García EM. Angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity: a case report. Cases J. 2009;2:104.

Solomons NB, Stearns MP. Haemangiosarcoma of the maxillary antrum. J Laryngol Otol. 1990;104(10):831-4.

Panje WR, Moran WJ, Bostwick DG, Kitt VV. Angiosarcoma of the head and neck: review of 11 cases. Laryngoscope. 1986;96(12):1381-4.

Singh J, Davessar JL, Prinja S, Arora N. Angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: a rare case report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;3:735-6.

Ordoñez-Escalante KG, Mantilla-Morales A, Gallegos F. Nasal cavity angiosarcoma: a case report and literature review. Gac Med Mex. 2006;142(2):155-8.

Kazuto f, Kenji D, Shinobu K, Gou T, Junji A, Masayo U, et al. A case of Angiosarcoma of the nasal cavity successfully treated with recombinant interleukin-2. Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surg. 2006;134:886–7.