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Clinical Note
April 2002

Lipomatous Variant of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(4):448-450. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.4.448

Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is an uncommon benign vascular tumor that occurs in adolescent boys and young men. We describe an unusual histological variant of this entity characterized by a prominent adipose tissue component. The patient was a 35-year-old man with a 20-year history of nasal obstruction. Results of physical examination and angiography demonstrated a nasal mass consistent with a nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. We discuss the differential diagnoses pathologically for this lesion.

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