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angiofibroma

 [an″je-o-fi-bro´mah]
an angioma containing fibrous tissue.
juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma a benign tumor of the nasopharynx composed of fibrous connective tissue with abundant endothelium-lined vascular spaces, usually occurring during puberty in boys. Nasal obstruction may become total, with adenoid-type speech, discomfort in swallowing, obstruction of the eustachian tube, and epistaxis.

an·gi·o·fi·bro·ma

(an'jē-ō-fī-brō'mă),
A benign but locally invasive neoplasm composed of dense fibrous tissue and thin-walled vascular spaces.

angiofibroma

/an·gio·fi·bro·ma/ (-fi-bro´mah) a lesion characterized by fibrous tissue and vascular proliferation.
juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma  a benign tumor of the nasopharynx composed of fibrous connective tissue with abundant endothelium-lined vascular spaces, usually occurring during puberty in boys; nasal obstruction may become total, with adenoid speech, discomfort in swallowing, and auditory tube obstruction.

angiofibroma

[an′jē·ōfībrō′mə] pl. angiofibromas, angiofibromata
Etymology: Gk, angeion + L, fibra, fiber; Gk, oma
an angioma containing fibrous tissue. Also called fibroangioma, telangiectatic fibroma.

angiofibroma

A benign nasopharyngeal tumour which is most common in adolescent and young adult males.

Clinical findings
Repeated epistaxis, nasal congestion and discharge, hearing loss.

Imaging
Skull film, CT of head.
 
Management
Excision if lesion is enlarging or blocking airway.

angiofibroma

Juvenile angiofibroma ENT A benign nasopharyngeal tumor which is most common in adolescent/adult ♂ Clinical Repeated epistaxis, nasal congestion and discharge, hearing loss Imaging Skull film, CT of head Management Excision if lesion is enlarging or blocking airway

tel·an·gi·ec·tat·ic fi·bro·ma

(tel-an'jē-ek-tat'ik fī-brō'mă)
A benign tumor of fibrous tissue in which there are numerous small and large, frequently dilated vascular channels.
Synonym(s): angiofibroma.

angiofibroma

angioma containing fibrous tissue.

nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
a relatively benign tumor of the nasopharynx composed of fibrous connective tissue with abundant endothelium-lined vascular spaces.
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This review focuses on the different available classifications of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) and their impact on the evaluation, management, and prognosis of JNA.
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The use of intensity modulated radiotherapy for the treatment of extensive and recurrent juvenile angiofibroma.
In this case, firm fibrotic lesions to consider include myofibroma, irritation fibroma, neurofibroma, angiofibroma, myofibromatosis, and fibrotic pyogenic granuloma.
We also successfully resected 3 sinonasal melanomas, 3 ossifying fibromas, 9 inverting papillomas, 1 angiofibroma, 1 angioma, 1 meningocele, 1 intranasal dermoid cyst and 1 orbital apex cyst, and repaired 8 CSF leaks (Table I).
The only visible signs of her illness are the freckle-size tumors, angiofibroma, that occur on her face and neck.
There was strong nuclear positivity in 90% of AAMs compared with weaker reactivity in 27% of fibroepithelial stromal polyps and no staining in angiomyofibroblastoma or cellular angiofibroma.
Preoperatively, it was difficult to distinguish this lesion from a juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.
The difficulty tends to lie not in distinguishing glomangiopericytoma from sarcomas, as the latter are usually clearly malignant, but rather in differentiating them from other benign/borderline vascular-rich spindle cell lesions, most commonly, lobular capillary hemangioma (pyogenic granuloma), SFT, leiomyoma, and angiofibroma.