angiofibroma

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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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Sener S, Sasmaz S: Segmental tuberous sclerosis in a patient presenting as unilateral facial angiofibromas, periungual fibromas and Shagreen patch.
Multiple factors analysis of intraoperative bleeding and recurrence of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas [in Chinese].
Cellular angiofibromas (CAF) are rare, benign soft-tissue tumours first described by Nucci and colleagues in 1997.
Angiofibromas (previously juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma) occur almost exclusively in adolescent males but, rarely, can occur in adults.
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Diagnostic criteria for tuberous sclerosis complex (a,b) Major Features Minor Features Facial angiofibromas or forehead Multiple random pits in dental enamel plaque Ungual or periungual fibroma Hamartomatous rectal polyps More than three hypomelanotic Bone cysts macules Shagreen patch Cerebral white matter radial migration lines Multiple retinal nodular Gingival fibromas hamartomas Cortical tuberous lesion Nonrenal hamartoma Subependymal nodule Retinal achromic patch Subependymal giant cell "Confetti" skin lesions astrocytoma Cardiac rhabdomyoma(s) Multiple renal cysts Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Renal angiomyolipoma (a) Diagnosis (based on Rbach ES, Gomez MR, Northrup H.
Tuberous sclerosis (Bourneville-Pringle syndrome) is uncommon and classically displays mental retardation, seizures and angiofibromas, specific growths on the face.
MEN 1 is also associated with adrenal cortical tumors, carcinoid, facial angiofibromas, collagenomas, and lipomatous tumors.
However, 60% of cellular angiofibromas are also positive for CD34 (4).
Major features of tuberous sclerosis include facial angiofibromas, cortical tubers, subependmal nodules, giant cell astrocytomas, cardiac rhabdomyomas, lymphagniomyomatosis, and renal angiomyolipomas.
Facial angiofibromas are a major feature of TSC and are present in 80% of patients over 5 years old (Curatolo et al.