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June 1981

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(6):535-537. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130300035013

• The pediatrician is often the first physician to see the patient afflicted with a nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. This benign but dangerous tumor is unique because of its exclusive affinity for male children, its consistent location in the posterior nares-nasopharyngeal area, and its tendency to invade the base of the skull in a significant percentage of cases. We review the concepts of cause and natural history and discuss methods of diagnosis and treatment.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:535-537)