a markedly vascular fibrous tumor occurring in the nasopharynx of males, usually in the second decade of life; epistaxis and local invasion may result, but spontaneous regression may occur after sexual maturity.
Synonym(s): juvenile hemangiofibroma
angiofibromaA benign nasopharyngeal tumour which is most common in adolescent and young adult males.
Repeated epistaxis, nasal congestion and discharge, hearing loss.
Skull film, CT of head.
Excision if lesion is enlarging or blocking airway.