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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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.
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angiofibromaJuvenile 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.
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