Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Rigshospitalet - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Bilateral, independent juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: case report

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. Audiovestibular Loss of Function Correlates in Vestibular Schwannomas

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Contemporary Molecular Biology of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas: A Systematic Review and Clinical Implications

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Morphological evidence of biofilm in chronic obstructive sialadenitis

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Surgical Results and Complications of Cochlear Implantation in Far-Advanced Otosclerosis

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

BACKGROUND: Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a benign, vascular tumour that primarily occurs in adolescent males. Despite its benign nature, aggressive growth patterns can cause potential life-threatening complications. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is normally unilateral, originating from the sphenopalatine artery, but bilateral symptoms can occur if a large tumour extends to the contralateral side of the nasopharynx. This paper presents the first reported case of true bilateral extensive juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma involving clinically challenging pre-surgical planning and surgical strategy.

CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old male presented with increasing bilateral nasal obstruction and discharge. Examination revealed tumours bilaterally and imaging demonstrated non-contiguous tumours. Pre-operative angiography showed strictly ipsilateral vascular supplies requiring bilateral embolisation. Radical removal performed as one-step, computer-assisted functional endoscopic sinus surgery was performed. The follow-up period was uncomplicated.

CONCLUSION: This case illustrates the importance of suspecting bilateral juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in patients presenting with bilateral symptoms. Our management, including successful pre-operative planning, enabled one-step total removal of both tumours and rapid patient recovery.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Journal of laryngology and otology
Vol/bind129
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)1032-5
Antal sider4
ISSN0022-2151
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2015

ID: 45752290