Chonnam Med J.  1999 Jun;35(2):287-294.

A Case of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Treated by Unilateral Facial Degloving Approach

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.
  • 2The Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.


Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma that occurs almost exclusively in adolescent male is the most commom benign neoplasms of the nasopharynx, yet this neoplasm accounts for less than 0.05% of head and neck tumors. This is a histologically benign vascular tumor, but considered clinically as malignancy because of its propensity for locally destructive growth, fatal hemorrhage and high recurrence.The treatment proposed for this tumor are different: hormonal therapy, embolization, radiotherapy or surgery. In general, surgical resection is treatment of choice. The surgical approach is dependent on tumor location, extension and other factors.The authors had experienced a case of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (Session's stage IIc) in 14-year old male that was resected by unilateral facial degloving approach and medial maxillectomy after superselective embolization. We report this case with review literatures.


Juvenile nasopharynegeal angiofibroma; Unilateral facial degloving approach
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