Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors

Author: Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, M.D. (see Authors page)
Editor: Songyang Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update June 2014

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Angiomyolipoma nasal

Cite this page: Mannan, A.A.S.R. Angiomyolipoma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Extremely rare in nasal cavity, less than 10 cases reported in the literature
  • In contrast to renal angiomyolipoma, is not associated with tuberous sclerosis, usually affects older men and the tumor is usually small (up to 4 cm)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Composed of a variable admixture of mature adipose tissue, smooth muscle cells and thick walled blood vessels
  • Lymphoid aggregates are common
Microscopic (histologic) images

Images hosted on other servers:
Missing Image

Various images

Contributed by Songyang Yuan, M.D.
Missing Image


Negative stains
  • HMB45 (similar to cutaneous angiomyolipoma; unlike liver and kidney cases)