Radiotherapy of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

  • P. J. Fitzpatrick
  • W. D. Rider


Review of the literature on the rare nasopharyngeal angiofibroma reveals a number of inconsistencies in the tumor’s spectrum, its behaviour and its response to treatment1–5. Accordingly, we studied patients with this lesion seen at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, in order to draw conclusions about these inconsistencies and reported our findings in 1967 and 19706,7. The series is now larger and consists of 39 patients. The follow-up period has also increased and we have gained further experience with the radiological and endocrine investigation in these patients. Although we have reported previously on the juvenile angiofibroma of the nasopharynx, our further experience has done much to crystallize our thinking about tumor behaviour and its management.


Nasal Obstruction Optic Atrophy Princess Margaret Hospital Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Internal Maxillary Artery 
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© Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Fitzpatrick
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. D. Rider
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Princess Margaret HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Therapeutic RadiologyUniversity of TorontoCanada

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