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Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma from Nasal Vestibule: A Rare Presentation

Sharanabasappa Rudragouda Malipatil

Citation Information : Malipatil SR. Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma from Nasal Vestibule: A Rare Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (1):19-22.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-6-1-19

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


The term extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma has been applied to vascular, fibrous nodules occurring outside the nasopharynx. These rare benign neoplasms characterized by a different biological history and clinical features with respect to nasopharyngeal tumors and, for these reasons, they should be regarded as atypical clinical entity.

A 60-year-old male presented to us with a mass in the left nasal cavity since last 1 year. Examination revealed an irregular, pinkish mass arising from the lateral aspect of left nasal vestibule. The mass was excised and sent for histopathological reporting which confirmed angiofibroma. This case is reported for its atypicality being the rarest site of origin with no case reported so far in medical literature.

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