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Article
December 1951

JUVENILE NASOPHARYNGEAL ANGIOFIBROMA IN THE FEMALE

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LOS ANGELES

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(6):620-623. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750120013002
Abstract

JUVENILE nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rather rare tumor. Several series of a sufficient number of cases have been reported.1 In the series of New and Figi and Shaheen a few reports of the tumors occurring in females were included. The latter point is stressed because the occurrence of such neoplasms in females has been challenged by Martin, Ehrlich, and Abels1c in their paper on this subject published in 1948. They were of the opinion the neoplasm had a relationship to the male endocrine glands and that the authenticity of true juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in the female was questionable. They presented several criteria for the diagnosis of such true neoplasms.

The girl whose case is presented had not yet reached the age at which such neoplasms may tend to regress spontaneously. Other evidence, the appearance and location of the tumor, the clinical course, and the biopsy specimen as examined

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