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Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma of the Nasal Septum in an Elderly Postmenopausal Female: A Very Rare Presentation

Brajpal S Tyagi

Keywords : Extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma, Females, Nasal septum.

Citation Information : Tyagi BS. Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma of the Nasal Septum in an Elderly Postmenopausal Female: A Very Rare Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2018; 10 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1287

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Nasopharyngeal angiofibromas (NPAs) are known to occur predominantly in males around puberty and adolescence. They are mostly commonly located in the region of the nasopharynx with their origin predominantly being the sphenopalatine foramen. The term extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENPA) has been mainly applied to vascular, fibrous nodules that are found to occur outside of the nasopharynx. Extranasopharyngeal angiofibromas are known to be an uncommon entity. In this report, we describe the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented to us with history of a slowly progressing nasal obstruction of the left nasal cavity due to the presence of a mass. She also gave history of sudden episodes of epistaxis on and off. Typical radiological findings were found in computed tomography (CT) that showed presence of a mass adhering to the nasal septum. Initially, biopsy was done. The tumor was then successfully removed surgically and the subsequent histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis to be of an ENPA. In follow-up, the patient is free of symptoms.

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