Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
Mehmet Fatih Garça 1 * , Sevil Ari Yuca 2, Köksal Yuca 3
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1 İpekyolu Devlet Hastanesi KBB Servisi, Van/Turkey
2 Women Maternıty and Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatry, Van, Turkey
3 Yüzüncüyıl Universty, Department of Otolariyngology, Van, Turkey
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Review of the literature was performed to define the optimal treatment of patients with juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA). The prognosis for this disease is extremely good if diagnosed well in time and if the tumor has not extended intracranially. Preoperative selective arterial embolization has decreased intraoperative blood loss and facilitated resection of larger tumors. Transnasal endoscopic resection preserves both the anatomy and physiology of the nose, requires less rehabilitation days after surgery, and is highly successful for selected patients. Radiation therapy is generally reserved for larger and/or unressectable tumors but has severe complications. Radiosurgery has several advantages over surgery or classic radiation therapy. However, further experiences and studies are required to confirm the usefulness of radiosurgery on JNA.


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Article Type: Review Article


Eur J Gen Med, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 4, pp. 419-425

Publication date: 12 Oct 2010

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