Angiographic findings in juvenile angiofibroma of the nasopharynx

Vogelsang, H.; Lehnhardt, E.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 123(5): 427-430

1975


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 173639
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1230229
Accession: 068523055

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Abstract
Juvenile angiofibroma of the nasopharynx has a specific tendency to grow through anatomical fissures and foramina with invasion of the surroundings. Angiography by selective techniques, detail angiography and the use of subtraction permits accurate delineation of the tumour and of its vascular supply. The angiographic appearances are highly characteristic and equal in value to a histological diagnosis. Consequently a possibly difficult biopsy can be avoided and radical surgery carried out. As a result, the recurrence rate can be reduced. Post-operative control and the demonstration of recurrences is also possible with angiography.