Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a pathologically benign yet locally aggressive and destructive vascular lesion of head and neck. The juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a highly Nasoangiofibroma youth is a highly vascularized tumor almost exclusively male. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas (JNA) are a rare benign but locally aggressive vascular tumor. Epidemiology Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas.

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It accounts for 0. However, since a vast majority of the cases do occur between 14 and 25 years of age, this term is retained. The duration of surgery reduced considerably and there was no need for a prolonged post nasal pack. As this tumor is aggressive and expansile, it invades adjacent structures causing further symptoms. Axial section in computed tomography demonstrating obliteration of the nasal cavity and maxillary sinus. The 13 patients were given case numbers from 1 to The extent of growth of JNA was studied both clinically using nasal endoscopy, posterior rhinoscopy and radiologically by contrast enhanced CT scanning or magnetic resonance imaging MRI of para nasal sinuses.

Advanced JNA is much more difficult to treat. Although these masses are thought to arise from the region of the sphenopalatine foramenthey are usually sizeable at diagnosis, frequently with extension medially into the nasopharynxlaterally into the pterygopalatine fossa and over time beyond, into the orbitparanasal sinusesintracranial cavity and infratemporal fossa.


Eur J Gen Med. Radiographic management of juvenile angiofibromas.

JNA is an uncommon, highly vascular, locally invasive, unencapsulated tumor with a distinct predilection for an origin in the nasopharynx of adolescent males. About Blog Go ad-free.

Genetic alterations in juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas.

Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Five Year Retrospective Study

Extensive bony destruction is usually not a feature, but rather bone is remodelled or resorbed. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. Adolescents and young adults between 14 and 25 years are affected, and there is a distinct male predominance.

Olfactory neuroblastoma Olfactory neuroblastoma. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In this location, it produces widening of the pterygopalatine fossa, inferior orbital and pterygomaxillary fissures and bowing angilfibroma the posterior wall of the maxillary antrum.

Intraoral view showing swelling on the upper left side of the maxilla and obliteration of the vestibule.

Ear Nose Throat J. Nasal discharge was seen in 11 out of 13 cases but only 2 patients have actually complained about it.

These techniques help to establish the exact site, extension and relation of the tumor to the adjacent structures such as blood vessels and nerves. Accordingly, the treatment options, operative approach and prognosis can be determined.


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The amount of bleeding was considerably less compared to other approaches. Any lesion with this presentation may be confused with JNA. Diagnosis is arrived at by clinical examination, radiography, nasal endoscopy and specialized imaging techniques such as CT scan and MRI.

The extent of JNA growth is studied clinically and radiologically by contrast enhanced computerized tomography CT scan and staged accordingly. Angoofibroma in a separate window.

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma JNA is a benign neoplasm of the nasopharynx. The condition is most commonly treated by surgical excision and the surgical approach is chosen according to the disease stage. Please review our privacy policy. On examination, it may be seen as a pale reddish-blue mass. Summary of signs and symptoms observed in the study.

At the time of diagnosis, the mass classically involves the pterygopalatine fossa. Androgen receptor, juvenile angiofiborma, nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

Surgical excision was done with moderate intraoperative bleeding.