Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Treatment | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cholesterol granuloma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/nasalcholesterolgran.html. Accessed August 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Rare in nasal cavity or sinuses; usually associated with chronic middle ear disease
- May be a reaction to hemorrhage
- 38 year old man with maxillary sinus lesion (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:217)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Foreign body giant cells surrounding empty, needle shaped spaces (cholesterol clefts representing cholesterol crystals that have dissolved due to alcohol in staining process), chronic inflammatory infiltrate, hemosiderin laden macrophages, dilated lymphatics