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December 1967

Contrast Nasopharyngography of Angiofibromata

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Section of Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery, Walson Army Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(6):676-678. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050678014

PHYSICAL examination of the nasopharynx is often inadequate, even in the most cooperative patient. This is especially true in the youthful patient in whom a nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is suspected. Contrast nasopharyngography is a safe, simple, and painless procedure that yields useful information especially where arteriography is unavailable or unfeasible.

Contrast nasopharyngography was first described in 1934 by Ruedi and Zuppinger.1 The only recent reports of this method in the English literature are those of Jing and McGraw2 who describe the normal and abnormal nasopharynx and Morgan and Evison3 who report their experience in the follow-up of two nasopharyngeal carcinomas.

Contrast nasopharyngography of nasopharyngeal angiofibromata has not been previously described in the literature. That is the purpose of this report.

Materials and Method  No special equipment or preparation is necessary. It is advisable to obtain a sinus series before this study to avoid bothersome residual contrast material. The

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