Intranasal eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis: A case report and review

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Abstract

  • Eosinophilc angiocentric fibrosis is a rare fibrosing vasculitis of unknown etiology that is progressive and potentially disfiguring. It has a predilection for the upper airways presenting most commonly as an obstructing mass lesion that is diagnosed histologically. Thus far, it has been nonfatal in the more than 40 reported cases; however, subglottic and ocular involvement has resulted in significant morbidity in several patients. Treatment has been challenging with persistent disease in most cases. The current case is a prototypical presentation with a limited nasal septal lesion providing the opportunity to discuss clinically relevant issues and increase awareness. © 2010 Humana.
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    Author List

  • Sunde J; Alexander KA; Reddy VVB; Woodworth BA
  • Start Page

  • 246
  • End Page

  • 248
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 3