Endoscopic excision of a giant pyogenic granuloma of the nasal cavity caused by nasal packing

Rhinology. 1997 Mar;35(1):44-5.


A case of a giant pyogenic granuloma of the inferior turbinate secondary to nasal packing is presented and its removal via an endoscopic approach is detailed. The sinus endoscope provides excellent visualization and operative control during excision, obviating the need for a lateral rhinotomy. Pyogenic granulomas of the posterior nasal cavity are rare, and should be considered when a nasal mass is detected after packing for epistaxis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endoscopy
  • Epistaxis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Gelatin Sponge, Absorbable / adverse effects
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / etiology*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / pathology
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Nasal Cavity / pathology
  • Nasal Cavity / surgery*