Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(2):119-122.
Published online November 30, 2013.
A Case of Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Arising from the Inferior Turbinate Removed without Pre-Operative Embolization
Ho Min Lee, Jung Min Lee, Jae Ki Kim, Jung Gwon Nam
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea. Jknam0266@naver.com
술전 색전술 없이 제거한 하비갑개에서 발생한 비인강외 혈관 섬유종 치험 1례
이호민, 이정민, 김재기, 남정권
울산대학교 의과대학 울산대학교병원 이비인후과학교실
Abstract
The angiofibroma is a highly vascular and histologically benign neoplasm that usually arises in the nasopharyx in adolescent male patients. It accounts for less than 0.5% of all head and neck neoplasm. Reports of primary extra-nasopharyngeal angiofibroma have appeared sporadically in the literature. The inferior turbinate is a very rare site of extra-nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, with only 5 cases reported in the medical literature. Also, the value of embolization in surgery for extra-nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a controversial matter. We report a case of extra-nasopharyngeal angiofibroma arising from the inferior turbinate of a 37-year-old male. The tumor was completely removed through endonasal, endoscopic technique without pre-operative embolization. Histopathology confirmed it to be a case of angiofibroma. The patient is currently free of relapse 6 months after surgery. Endoscopic resection is a feasible and safe method for angiofibroma surgery. The current evidence does not support obligatory embolization in every case of endoscopic angiofibroma resection.
Key Words: Angiofibroma;Inferior Turbinate




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