Nasal glioma : A case report

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Oct;58(4):413-5. doi: 10.1007/BF03049619.


Nasal glioma, also known as glial heterptopia or the occurrence of isolated non - leratomatous glial tissue is a rare and benign congenital defect. This condition is diagnosed usually at birth time and requires early treatment to prevent facial deformations. We report here a case of extranasal glioma that was diagnosed and treated at the department of ENT, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. We emphasize on the developmental theory proposed as the etiology and discuss the clinical aspects, treatment and follow up.

Keywords: Congenital midline masses; Glial fibrillary acid protein.