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August 1968

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Fibroma in Female Adult: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otolaryngology (Dr. Santore) and radiology (Dr. Rominger), Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(2):177-179. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010179013

JUVENILE nasopharyngeal fibroma is typically a vascular fibrotic tumor of a benign nature found primarily in young male adults and invades by direct extension.1 It is reported in the literature that the tumor becomes less active and has a definite tendency to regress when the patient reaches sexual maturity.2 Finerman3 reported a case in a 13-year-old girl, and others have also reported isolated cases in women. Various modalities of treatment have been used including radiation alone or combined with surgery, and cryosurgery.5

Nasopharyngeal fibroma is generally considered to be a lesion which occurs exclusively in adolescent white boys. Recently we observed one of these lesions in an elderly Negro woman, and therefore, the case is reported.

Report of a Case  A 60-year-old Negro woman was seen for the first time at Misericordia Hospital on June 19, 1965, with a history of having a tumor of the

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