Nasal glioma masquerading as a capillary hemangioma

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993 Jun;9(2):132-4.


A female infant was born with a reddish-purple mass situated on the dorsum of the nose and extending onto the left medial canthal region. A presumptive diagnosis of capillary hemangioma was made, and the patient was treated with multiple intralacrimal steroids and cryotherapy without success. A diagnostic incisional biopsy was confirmatory, but erroneous, due to the lack of depth. At 9 months of age, without signs of involution, the mass was removed and a diagnosis of nasal glioma was made.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Choristoma / diagnosis*
  • Choristoma / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nose Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nose Diseases / surgery