Nasal septal angiofibroma in a post-menopausal woman: A rare entity

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Abstract

Juvenile angiofibromas (JAs) are well-characterised in literature, arising typically in the posterolateral wall of the nasal cavity of young males. Numerous theories have been proposed to explain the occurrence of this unique and rare tumour. Angiofibromas originating in other sites within the head and neck have been described but this is exceedingly rare, constituting less than 2% of all diagnosed cases. Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare lesion, and more importantly, controversial. It is not known whether it is actually a relative of the well-known JA that is seen exclusively in adolescent males. We present the case of a post-menopausal woman with unilateral nasal obstruction who was unexpectedly diagnosed as nasal septal angiofibroma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)MD03-MD05
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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Keywords

  • Angiofibroma
  • Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Nasal septum
  • Post-menopause

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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