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Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: From Diagnosis to Surgical Approach

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Joana Borges da Costa*, Andre Carcao, Delfim Duarte and Miguel Viana

Dates: Received: 2021-06-21 | Accepted: 2021-07-03 | Published: 2021-07-05
Pages: 538-542


Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare benign tumor with primary involvement of the nasopharynx in 98% of cases. It is responsible for 0.5% of tumors of the head and neck, occurring in 1/150,000 individuals. Patients between 14 and 25 years old are particularly affected, with a predominance almost exclusively of males. Despite having a benign nature, AFJ has the potential to grow and involve neighboring structures, which highlights the importance of an attempted diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. This work serves to make a JNA theoretical review and present an endoscopic resection video of a JNA in a young male after a pre-op embolization of the tumour, which was essential for the success of the surgical intervention. JNA is an aggressive and locally invasive tumor that can recur after surgery, so an early diagnosis, adequate staging and the appropriate therapeutic plan are essential for the resolution of the clinical situation.

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da Costa JB, Carcao A, Duarte D, Viana M. Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: From Diagnosis to Surgical Approach. J Biomed Res Environ Sci. 2021 July 05; 2(7): 538-542. doi: 10.37871/jbres1273, Article ID: jbres1273, Available at:

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