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December 1976

Total Removal of Angiofibroma

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(12):760. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780170078016

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To the Editor.—I recently read an article entitled "Intracranial and Extracranial Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma" by Gill et al.1 The authors may be interested in knowing that total removal of angiofibroma with intracranial extension was first successfully done and described by Lt Col E. A. Krekorian, MC, USA (ear, nose, and throat), and Col L. G. Kempe (neurosurgery) using a combined craniofacial approach in 1969.2 Since publication of the first article, Lt Col Krekorian has added two cases with similar findings. This added material was presented at the Midwestern Section of the Triologic at Minneapolis, Minn, in January 1976 and has been accepted for publication in the Laryngoscope.

1. Gill G, Rice DH, Ritter FN, et al: Intracranial and extracranial nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: A surgical approach. Arch Otolaryngol 102:371-373, 1976.

2. Krekorian EA, Kempe LG: The combined otolaryngology-neurosurgery approach to extensive benign tumors. Laryngoscope 79:2086-2103, 1969.

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