juvenile angiofibroma

ju·ve·nile an·gi·o·fi·bro·ma

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.

juvenile 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.

Skull film, CT of head.
Excision if lesion is enlarging or blocking airway.

juvenile angiofibroma

A rare benign tumour occurring at the back of the nasal cavity affecting male adolescents almost exclusively. The tumour is probably a form of vascular malformation and consists of irregular vascular endothelial-lined spaces embedded in a fibrous stroma. Its blood supply is derived from the sphenopalatine artery and sometimes also from the internal carotid artery.
References in periodicals archive ?
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile angiofibroma has been recognized since the ancient times of Hippocrates.
The differential diagnosis of a benign polypoid tonsillar lesion includes squamous papilloma, lymphangioma, epidermal inclusion cyst, juvenile angiofibroma, hemangioma, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma, fibroxanthoma, lipoma, adenoma, and chondroma.
The use of intensity modulated radiotherapy for the treatment of extensive and recurrent juvenile angiofibroma.
16) Nicolai et al reviewed the cases of 15 patients who underwent endoscopic surgery for juvenile angiofibroma, including 4 who had modified Fisch stage III disease; they emphasized the importance of drilling out the pterygoid canal to explore the basisphenoid bone.
Juvenile angiofibroma of skull base [Yunosheskaya angiofibroma osnovaniya cherepa], in Russian, Moscow, Medicine.
Objectives: To describe the surgical handling of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, both approach and anesthesia, to demonstrate compromise and staging and to determine complications and recurrence of juvenile angiofibroma using Le Fort I approach.
The natural history, pathogenesis, and treatment of juvenile angiofibroma.
At the same time, juvenile angiofibroma is the most widespread benign tumor of pharynx.
Endoscopic and endoscopic-assisted surgery for juvenile angiofibroma.
El-Bahnawy OA, El-Dien AES, Amer T (2004) Endoscopic assisted midfacial degloving approach for type III juvenile angiofibroma.

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