Angiofibroma

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?
Surgery 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: 5/23/2018 10:21:19 AM

From the Newsdesk

September Patient of the Month: Mateo
When Mateo was just two years old, his parents were shocked to discover that their toddler developed leukemia. They met with the hematology and oncology specialists at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and began a treatment protocol that brought Mateo back to health—along with some entertainment from his spirited little sister! Mateo, now 10, is a healthy, typical kid who loves running around with his friends.
September Patient of the Month: Mateo
When Mateo was just two years old, his parents were shocked to discover that their toddler developed leukemia. They met with the hematology and oncology specialists at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and began a treatment protocol that brought Mateo back to health—along with some entertainment from his spirited little sister! Mateo, now 10, is a healthy, typical kid who loves running around with his friends.