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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1984;1(1):191-197.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1984.1.1.191    Published online December 31, 1984.
A Case of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma.
Kei Won Song, Seok Keun Yoon, Young Sik Park
Abstract
Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a relatively rare, but is a well known tumor that occurs almost in male, most frequently during the adolescent stage. Its character is histologically benign but clinically malignant because of locally invasive character to the adjascent structures, massive bleeding tendency during surgical procedure and high recurrence rate after treatment. Recently many advancements diagnostic method and surgical technique has reached satisfactory result in treating this difficult tumor. The authors present a case of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in 16 years old male patient, who was received surgical removal of the tumor through the transpalatal approach after full diagnostic evaluation and preoperative hormonal therapy.


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