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Surgical management of juvenila nasopharyngeal angiofibroma without angiographic embolization

Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Wan Leman, Wan Ishlah and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin (2008) Surgical management of juvenila 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.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3641/3649
Uncontrolled Keywords: embolization; endoscopic sinus surgery; epistaxis; juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 12:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3649

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