Journal article

A post-traumatic nasal epidermoid: An endoscopic approach

MP Colreavy, SJ O'Leary, PA McKelvie

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY | OCEAN SIDE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Epidermoid cysts are thought to arise as a result of implantation of epidermal cells into the deeper dermal elements. These cysts have previously been described postsurgery but not after accidental nasal trauma. METHODS: We outline a case of a nasal epidermoid occurring post-blunt nasal trauma and its subsequent excision. RESULTS: The lesion was excised successfully endoscopically without recourse to an open technique. CONCLUSION: We describe, for the first time, the successful intranasal removal of a post-traumatic epidermoid cyst via an endoscopic approach.