Glomangiopericytoma: an unusual type of nasosinusal tumor

<div><p>ABSTRACT Glomangiopericytomas are soft tissue tumors showing distinct perivascular myoid differentiation in sinonasal region that correspond to less than 0.5% of neoplasms in this region. We report the case of a 39-year-old patient with intranasal tumor of hemangiopericytoid pattern and immunohistochemistry compatible with glomangiopericytoma. We opted for external and endonasal surgical treatment, with preoperative embolization. Glomangiopericytomas are uncommon and are characterized by frequent recurrence, but metastases are rare. Generally painless, they present with unilateral nasal obstruction and/or epistaxis, with a polypoid, reddish and friable mass, and the diagnosis can be confirmed by histopathological and immunohistochemical examination.</p></div>