Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

Profuse epistaxis in teenage males is a common presentation for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, a very vascular fibrous benign mass that originates in the posterior nose. Profuse epistaxis associated with a posterior nasal mass or cranial neuropathy is common. The diagnosis typically is confirmed by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, or angiography. Biopsy is not recommended because of the risk of bleeding. Treatment is surgical excision after embolization in most cases. (PREP 2004)

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