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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-101

Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma treated with radiotherapy

Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Teaching Hospital, Gokul, Bangalore, India

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M G Janaki
Department of Radiotherapy, MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital, Gokul, Bangalore - 560 054
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.34688

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Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare, highly vascular, benign, locally aggressive tumor, affecting boys of adolescent age. The aggressiveness and high vascularity makes surgery and even a biopsy difficult in majority of cases. Although surgery is the treatment of choice in early cases, considerable debate exists regarding the treatment of advanced disease with intracranial extension. Radiotherapy provides a good response and also avoids surgery-associated morbidity. We are herewith reporting a case of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma who showed complete hemostasis and improvement in vision to radiotherapy

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