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Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

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Abstract

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare tumor with aggressive growth, tendency for recurrence, and local tissue destruction, making it a challenge to treat. Treatment of JNA is with surgical resection. In select cases, purely endoscopic surgery may be effective; however, in advanced disease a combination of endoscopic and open or open surgery via a craniofacial approach is necessary. Outcome is dependent on tumor stage at presentation and the adequacy of primary resection.

Keywords

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma Endoscopic resection Craniofacial resection Embolization Flutamide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Otolaryngology and Communication EnhancementBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Otolaryngology and Communication EnhancementBoston Children’s HopsitalBostonUSA

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