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May 1966


Author Affiliations

Department of Ear, Nose and Throat The Permenente Clinic Portland, Ore

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(5):508-509. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020510036

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To the Editor: In the December 1965 issue of the Archives, Osborn and Sokolovski, in a very interesting paper, described a juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma occurring in a girl. Could this lesion possibly be a neurilemoma? These tumors are found in the nose and nasopharynx occasionally, may be quite vascular, and may be mistaken for angiofibromas. I recall one such tumor in a 10-year-old boy. The biopsy diagnosis was angiofibroma, but after excision it was shown to be a neurilemoma.

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