Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma – A Study of 20 Cases.

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Isteraj Shahabi
Muhammad Rafiq Khan
Abdur Rashid

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A 5 years retrospective study of 20 patients with nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is presented. All the patients were males with a men age of 16 years. Many of patients (40%) were Afghan Refugees and the commonest complains were recurrent episodes of epistaxis and unilateral nasal obstruction. Diagnosis is confirmed by radiological investigations supplemented with hormonal assay in 8 selected patients Pre=operative measures to reduce intra-operative blood loss consisted of hormonal therapy in 3 patients (15%) and unilateral external carotid artery ligation in anther 5 (25%) patients. 4 -5 pints blood on the average was transfused to each patient during operation. The primary mode of treatment in all 20 (100%) cases was surgical via transpalatine route. No serious morbidity and mortality was observed. Postoperative radiotherapy was provided to 4 patients. At regular follow up the recurrence rate was found to be 38.88%

 

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Shahabi I, Khan MR, Rashid A. Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma – A Study of 20 Cases. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];9(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/483
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