J Rhinol.  1999 May;6(1):70-74.

Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

The surgical approach to juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is determined by the topographic localization, the extent of the tumor, and the experience of the surgical team.1)2) Current surgical options include lateral rhinotomy, midfacial degloving, transpalatal, infratemporal fossa, and transnasal approaches.2)3) Recently, the transnasal endoscopic surgical approach has sometimes been applied to treat benign tumors such as JNA.1)3)4) Transnasal endoscopic excision of a case of JNA limited to the left posterior nasal cavity, nasopharynx, and anterior pterygopalatine fossa was performed successfully on a 17-year old male patient. An endoscopic follow-up at postoperative two years did not indicate residual tumor or recurrence.

Keyword

Transnasal endoscopic resection; Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
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