Pyogenic granuloma--an uncommon complication of nasal packing

Am J Rhinol. May-Jun 1997;11(3):225-7. doi: 10.2500/105065897781751839.


Nasal packing is a very common procedure in the otolaryngologic service for nasal bleeding and postoperative hemostasis. However, a pyogenic granuloma complicated from nasal packing has not been reported in the literature. A 50-year-old man underwent nasal packing by use of vaseline gauze due to nasal bleeding. Two weeks later, a dark brown nasal tumor was found in his nasal cavity. He underwent partial turbinectomy for removal of the tumor. The pathology demonstrated a pyogenic granuloma. It is the first case of a confirmed pyogenic granuloma complicated from nasal packing in the literature. To prevent complications and decrease the discomfort, we strongly recommend the use of inflatable balloons or nontraumatic materials for nasal packing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Epistaxis / therapy*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / etiology*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / pathology
  • Hemostatic Techniques / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose Diseases / etiology*
  • Nose Diseases / pathology