Leiomyomas or benign tumours of smooth muscle origin are extremely rare in the nose, due to the paucity of significant masses of smooth muscle in this region. A review of the literature revealed only six cases of leiomyoma (Fu and Perzin, 1975; Kambayashi, 1978; MacCaffrey et al., 1978; Maesaka et al., 1966; Kotaka and Furuya, 1973) previously reported and no case of nasal leiomyoblastoma. This variety of benign smooth muscle tumour has been mostly described in the gastrointestinal tract and uterus (Stout, 1962). In this paper we report a case of an unusual nasal leiomyoma arising from the middle turbinate. We believe it is the first in the literature.