Glomangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity

Kenjiro Higashi, Kazuhiro Nakaya, Mika Watanabe, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Takahiro Suzuki, Takeshi Ohshima, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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Glomangiopericytoma is a rare tumor arising from the pericytes surrounding capillaries, and accounts for less than 0.5% of all sinonasal tumors. A 60-year-old male patient presented with a glomangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity manifesting as nasal obstruction and epistaxis, which was treated successfully with endoscopic excision. Histological examination showed multiplication of spindle-shaped to oval cells which reacted strongly to immunostaining for α-smooth muscle actin. Glomangiopericytoma is categorized as a borderline low malignancy tumor, which tends to recurrence. Strict follow-up is required, especially if complete resection is not achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1


  • Benign tumor
  • Glomangiopericytoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Nasal cavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Higashi, K., Nakaya, K., Watanabe, M., Ikeda, R., Suzuki, T., Ohshima, T., & Kobayashi, T. (2011). Glomangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity. Auris Nasus Larynx, 38(3), 415-417.