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Clinical Note
September 1977

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: An Unusual Presentation as an Oral Mass

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Connecticut, Farmington (Dr Krutchkoff); the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dr Mark) and Pathology (Dr Hasson), Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Conn; and the Department of Oral Radiology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington (Dr Matteson). Dr Matteson is now with the Section of Oral Radiology, College of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(9):553-556. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780260083013

• Although juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNAF) usually presents as a mass in the nasopharynx, the primary manifestation may, in rare instances, occur intraorally. We observed such a case in a 12-year-old boy. The clinical finding of hemorrhage from the nasopharynx or contiguous areas in a male adolescent is an important diagnostic clue which should alert the clinician to the possibility of JNAF as the underlying cause.

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