Pediatric nasal cavity masses

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeffrey Cheng et al.

Pediatric nasal cavity masses can occur within the nose or the nasopharynx. These masses are often found incidentally on imaging but can be readily apparent clinically.

The clinical features of these lesions tend to mimic upper respiratory processes and may result in delayed diagnosis due to this. As symptoms are often non-specific, imaging is usually required to evaluate these lesions.

Lesions can arise from structures of the nose, nasopharyngeal mucosa, or adjacent anatomical structures. There is a wide range of underlying conditions that can result in pediatric nasal cavity masses, and these can largely be grouped into non-neoplastic and neoplastic disorders:

CT and MRI are important in characterizing these lesions. MRI is the modality of choice in the pediatric population, but sometimes CT is necessary to assess bony involvement.

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rID: 59193
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, refs
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