Glomangiopericytoma is a rare tumor arising from the pericytes surrounding capillaries, and accounts for less than 0.5% of all sinonasal tumors. A 60-year-old male patient presented with a glomangiopericytoma of the nasal cavity manifesting as nasal obstruction and epistaxis, which was treated successfully with endoscopic excision. Histological examination showed multiplication of spindle-shaped to oval cells which reacted strongly to immunostaining for α-smooth muscle actin. Glomangiopericytoma is categorized as a borderline low malignancy tumor, which tends to recurrence. Strict follow-up is required, especially if complete resection is not achieved.
- Benign tumor
- Nasal cavity