J Rhinol.  2014 Nov;21(2):122-125. 10.0000/jr.2014.21.2.122.

A Case of Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Originating from Superior Turbinate

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea. hsseung@cu.ac.kr


Angiofibromas originate predominantly from the posterolateral wall of the nasopharynx and are typically seen in adolescent males, but they may also exist outside of the nasopharynx. Nine patients with extranasopharyngeal angiofibromas have been reported in Korea. The inferior turbinate was the most commonly affected site, and patients reported experiencing various nasal symptoms, such as epistaxis and nasal obstruction. Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma arising from the superior turbinate is extremely rare and has not been reported to date. Recently we experienced a case of angiofibroma of the left superior turbinate in a 68-year-old male that was successfully treated with endoscopic surgery.


Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma; Superior Turbinate
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