An adult case of nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma: Imaging characteristics including diffusion-weighted images

Takahiro Kitayama, Shiro Akaki, Kento Hisazumi, Kotaro Yoshio, Daisaku Inoue, Nobuhisa Tajiri, Tsuyoki Shiode, Susumu Kanazawa, Shohei Fujimoto, Kengo Kanai, Yuji Hirata

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Abstract

Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma (NCMH), a rare, benign, nasal cavity tumor, typically occurs in children. Differential diagnosis is difficult because NCMH often presents with non-specific findings, including cystic components and invasion of the surrounding area on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images. Here, we present a rare adult case of NCMH, with no clear hyperintensity on diffusion-weighted images (DWI), and bone remodeling on the tumor margins on computed tomography. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of DWI on NCMH, and these findings, which suggest benign disease, may be useful in diagnosing NCMH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume73
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Kitayama, T., Akaki, S., Hisazumi, K., Yoshio, K., Inoue, D., Tajiri, N., Shiode, T., Kanazawa, S., Fujimoto, S., Kanai, K., & Hirata, Y. (2019). An adult case of nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma: Imaging characteristics including diffusion-weighted images. Acta medica Okayama, 73(6), 529-532.