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Case report

Imaging in the diagnosis of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

Satyaranjan MishraN M PraveenaRajat Golakh PanigrahiY Mogit Gupta
Departments of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SCB Dental College, Cuttack, Odisha, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Mugappair, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Institute of Dental Sciences, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Velapanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Submission: 19-Sep-2012, Date of Acceptance: 13-Jan-2013, Date of Web Publication: 22-Mar-2013.
Corresponding Author:

Satyaranjan Mishra

Prasanti, Kathogola Road, Mangalabag,Cuttack ‑ 753 001, Odisha, India.
E-mail: drsatyaranjanmds@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Satyaranjan Mishra

Prasanti, Kathogola Road, Mangalabag,Cuttack ‑ 753 001, Odisha, India.
E-mail: drsatyaranjanmds@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.109469 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare, benign, highly vascular, and locally aggressive tumor that predominantly occurs in adolescent males. Usually, the presenting symptom is a painless nasal obstruction or epistaxis; however, other symptoms may develop depending on the size and extent of the tumor mass. Owing to the vascularity of the tumor, incisional biopsy is not attempted. The diagnosis is dependent on multiplanar imaging modalities like Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Angiography. These imaging modalities help in assessing the tumor mass, pre-operative embolization of the feeder vessel, and treatment planning. Usually, patients with JNA are diagnosed by otorhinolaryngologists, but here, we present a rare case of JNA reporting to the dental hospital due to a tender palatal swelling.
Keywords: Adolescent Males, Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma, Aggressive Vascular Benign Tumor, Multiplanar Imaging

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