angiofibroma

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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The tumor pathology was as follows: schwannoma ( n = 24), chordoma ( n = 16), meningioma ( n = 14), esthesioneuroblastoma ( n = 13), carcinoma ( n = 6), neuroendocrine carcinoma ( n = 5), adenocarcinoma ( n = 3), chondrosarcoma ( n = 2), angiofibroma ( n = 1), and rhabdomyosarcoma ( n = 1).
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