Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis of the sinonasal tract

Ognjen Kosarac, Mario A. Luna, Jae Ro, Alberto Ayala

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Abstract

Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is an uncommon inflammatory fibrosing lesion of the upper respiratory tract and orbit that occurs mainly in young to middle-aged women. The etiology of EAF is unknown. To our knowledge, approximately 28 cases have been previously reported in the English literature. We report here 3 additional cases of EAF of the sinonasal tract; 2 in women aged 19 and 31 years, and 1 in a man aged 49 years. The 19-year-old woman is the youngest patient with EAF ever described. The patients presented with a nasal cavity mass, face pain, or nasal obstructive symptoms of long duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis
  • Nasal cavity
  • Onion-skin pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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