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November 1962

Paranasal Juvenile Angiofibroma

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;76(5):457-459. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740050469012

The possibility of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma originating in areas other than the vault of the nasopharynx has long been recognized in the European literature,1 but the English literature scarcely mentions extranasopharyngeal origin. In 1959 one of us (J.F.H.) encountered a tumor identical to a nasopharyngeal angiofibroma originating from the pterygomaxillary area and presenting only as a mass in the cheek.2 Recently we again encountered a nasopharyngeal angiofibroma presenting as a nasal and maxillary sinus tumor without involvement of the nasopharynx. Because of the unusual location of this tumor we wish to report it briefly.

Report of a Case  A 13-year-old white male was admitted to Fitzsimons General Hospital on May 25, 1961, with chief complaints of recurrent epistaxis and right-sided nasal obstruction of 3 months' duration.Past history and review of systems were noncontributory.Complete physical examination was within normal limits except for a firm mass arising from