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Surgical management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma without angiographic embolization

Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Leman, Wan Ishlah and Azilah, Norie and Jamalludin, Ab Rahman (2008) Surgical management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma without angiographic embolization. Asian Journal of Surgery, 31 (4). pp. 174-178. ISSN 1015-9584

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Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare benign neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in the nasopharynx of adolescent males. Surgery remains the primary treatment of choice. JNA has always presented a management challenge to surgeons because of its vascular nature, site of occurrence, and local tissue destruction. The surgical approaches are either standard open method which include external or intraoral incisions, or the recent advanced approach, i.e. via using the endonasal endoscope. It is widely accepted that the use of preoperative angiographic embolization reduces the occurrence of intraoperative bleeding and facilitates tumour removal. However, angiographic embolization is not available at all centres. The purpose of this article is to present our experience with five patients diagnosed with JNA who were resected without embolization, using various surgical approaches. Two tumours were removed via endonasal endoscopic surgery. None of the tumours were embolized prior to surgery. We highlight the preoperative evaluation of tumour extent, using both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance angiography, and the importance of temporary clamping of the external carotid artery intraoperatively. Our results suggest that the latter procedure is a safe and effective means of facilitating surgery and reducing intraoperative bleeding. [Asian J Surg 2008;31(4):174–8]

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/28820
Uncontrolled Keywords: embolization, endoscopic sinus surgery, epistaxis, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 17:01
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 10:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28820

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