Also known as: nasal tumor, benign nasal tumor, juvenile angiofibroma, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, JNA
What are angiofibromas?
An Angiofibroma is a rare benign tumor (can spread locally) that occurs most frequently in young boys/adolescents, and grows in the nasal cavity (nose).
What causes angiofibroma?
Cause/s is/are unknown.
What are the signs/ symptoms of angiofibroma?
Frequent nosebleeds and a stuffy or runny nose are early symptoms. As the tumor progresses, it can cause bulging of the eye, face swelling, and other facial deformities. If it’s not treated, it can cause damage to surrounding organs such as the ears and eyes.
What are angiofibroma care options?
to remove the tumor is usually the treatment of choice. Other treatments include radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 6/7/2017 3:20:45 PM
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