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Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 2002 Volume 130, Issue 11-12, Pages: 402-405
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Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: Clinical diagnosis and treatment experience

Sladoje Radmila, Stojičić Gojko, Janošević Ljiljana B., Janošević Slobodanka B., Nešić Vladimir, Babac Snežana

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is an infrequent epi-pharyngeal tumor necessitating particular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in comparison to other benign epipharyngeal tumors due to its expansive growth tendency. Our retrospective study is aimed at presenting clinical casuistry of the tumor in order to evaluate modern diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities. The study included 13 male patients, aged 13-24 years, who were hospitalized, diagnostically assessed and surgically treated at the Institute of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia over the period 1990 - June 2001. The following parameters were analyzed: sex, age groups, preoperative symptoms of the disease, diagnostic methods, embolization, local tumor spreading, number and time of tumor relapses and surgical approach.

Keywords: juvenile nasopharyngeal angioblastoma, diagnosis, therapy

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