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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
A Case Series of: Juvenile Angiofibroma
Hemangini Parmar | Meeta Bathla | Atul Kansara | Hiren Doshi
Abstract: Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare benign tumour of vascular origin found in adolescent males, originating around the sphenopalatine foramen. Although the exact pathogenesis of the tumour is not yet known, natural history and growth patterns can be predicted. JNA progressively involves the nasopharynx, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pterygopalatine fossa, infratemporal fossa and, in severe cases, an orbital or intracranial extension can be seen. Early diagnosis based on clinical examination and imaging is mandatory to ensure the best resectability of the tumour, as small to moderate tumours can be managed exclusively endoscopically. Preoperative angiography can reveal the vascular sources and allow embolization to prevent significant bleeding. We present a brief literature review followed by our case series of 5 juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas.
Keywords: Juvenile Angiofibroma, ENT, Otorrhinolaringology, facial swelling
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1299 - 1302