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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.
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A benign but locally invasive neoplasm composed of dense fibrous tissue and thin-walled vascular spaces.
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A benign nasopharyngeal tumour which is most common in adolescent and young adult males.

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

Skull film, CT of head.
Excision if lesion is enlarging or blocking airway.
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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
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare benign tumour arising predominantly in the nasopharynx of adolescent males.
Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Combined Approach for Excision, Transpalatal and Endoscopic; A New Perspective.
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a benign tumour originating in the nasopharynx, presenting in adolescent males with nasal mass, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, cheek swelling, and proptosis.
Histopathology report confirmed Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. Intraoperative and postoperative periods were uneventful.
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) usually destroys adolescent male patients aged 14-25 years and accounts for 0.5% of head and neck tumor [1].
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is seen in prepubertal and adolescent males.
This review focuses on the different available classifications of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) and their impact on the evaluation, management, and prognosis of JNA.
It can be concluded that a definitive diagnosis of angiofibroma is not very difficult but one must need to rule out the possibilities of hemangioma and mucocele on the clinical basis and angiomyolipoma, angiomyofibroblastoma, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, solitary fibrous tumor, and spindle cell lipoma on the histopathological basis.
Method: The retrospective study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, involving medical records of patients with histologically confirmed Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma who were treated between 2000 and 2008.
Objective: To determine frequency of employment of transpalatal route for a cosmetically acceptable outcome in surgically addressing small juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.
Angiofibromas (previously juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma) occur almost exclusively in adolescent males but, rarely, can occur in adults.
"Removal of cranial extension of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma by transfacial approach," European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck, Vol.264, suppl.

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