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Diseases » Nasal tumours » Glossary

Glossary for Nasal tumours

  • Juvenile angiofibroma: A condition characterized by a benign tumour of the nasopharynx
  • Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis: A rare, progressive blood vessel disease where nodular lesions destroy blood vessels - lungs, skin and nervous system are mainly involved.
  • Nasal polyp: A polyp that is found in the nasal passage
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A malignant cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx area which is the upper part of the throat. Often there are no symptoms until the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the neck.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.


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