Congenital midline nasal mass: Cases series and review of the literature

I. Jen Wang, Shoei Loong Lin, Kuo Inn Tsou, Ming Che Hsu, Wen Ta Chiu, Shin Han Tsai, Liang Ming Lee, Tien Jen Lin

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Encephalocele, glioma and dermoid cyst are the most common midline nasal masses. Given their potential for intracranial extension, prompt treatment is necessary to prevent complications. Herein, we present two cases of midline nasal masses. A comparison was made to delineate the differences between their clinical courses, treatments and outcomes. Case 1 was a baby girl with respiratory distress beginning at birth. Nasal glioma without definite intracranial extension was present. The mass was completely excised with the aid of a video-assisted endoscope without complications. At follow-up two years after surgery, no recurrence was noted. Case 2 was a two-year-old boy with a midline nasal dermoid cyst. Extirpation of the lesion through a vertical-dorsal approach was performed. He was discharged three days after surgery with a satisfactory aesthetic result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Dermoid cyst
  • Encephalocele
  • Nasal glioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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