Nasal masses in infants and children

South Med J. 1978 Feb;71(2):124-8. doi: 10.1097/00007611-197802000-00010.


Nasal or perinasal masses in children may be classified as congenital or developmental masses, inflammatory lesions, or benign or malignant neoplasms. Because of a possible connection with the central nervous system, nasal masses may be difficult to manage. A premature biopsy, or even a noninvasive palpation, may precipitate intracranial infection, meningitis, or severe bleeding. The indolent nature and benign appearance of these lesions shold not lead to deferral of complete evaluation and appropriate treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnosis
  • Dermoid Cyst / surgery
  • Encephalocele / diagnosis
  • Encephalocele / surgery
  • Female
  • Glioma / diagnosis
  • Glioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nasal Polyps* / diagnosis
  • Nasal Polyps* / surgery
  • Nasal Septum
  • Nose Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Nose Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Time Factors