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June 1965

Nasopharyngeal Fibroma: Extension Into Cheek

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;81(6):584-588. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050599011

Incidence  NASOPHARYNGEAL | ASOPHARYNGEAL fibroma is not a very common disease; its extension into the cheek rarer still. Mishra and Sardana reported on seven patients with nasopharyngeal fibroma admitted to K. G. Medical College, Lucknow, between October 1952 and September 1955. None of these patients had an extension into the cheek. Between 1955 and 1956 I came across a very large nasopharyngeal fibroma without extension into the cheek. During my three years' stay at the Institute of Otology and Laryngology, London, I did not see a single case of nasopharyngeal fibroma with extension into the cheek. Since 1962 to date, six cases of nasopharyngeal fibroma have been seen, of which four showed extension into the cheek. It is just a chance that we have been able to see four consecutive cases of this complication in such a short time.

Age and Sex  All the patients were adolescent males.

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