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Nasal glioma

Nasal glioma, seen on T2-weighted coronal MRI

Nasal glioma (also known more correctly as Nasal glial heterotopia, along with "Brain-like heterotopia," "Cephalic brain-like heterotopia,"[1] "Glial hamartoma," "Nasal cerebral heterotopia,"[1] "Heterotopic neuroglial tissue," and "Nasal heterotopic brain tissue"[1]) is a rare benign congenital lesion, usually a firm, incompressible, reddish-blue to purple lesion occurring on the nasal bridge or midline near the root.[2]:622[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.