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Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

TREATMENTS

What is JNA ?

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a benign though locally aggressive tumour primarily affecting adolescent males. Although a benign tumor, lesions may be locally aggressive and erode into the surrounding osseous and soft tissue structures.It is highly vascular tumor. Thus it poses a significant challenge during its surgical resection as it has a high risk of uncontrollable hemorrhage.

Symptoms:

  • recurrent unilateral epistaxis
  • nasal obstruction
  • nasal drainage
  • nasopharyngeal mass

 

Investigation:

  • X-RAY
  • CT
  • MRI

Surgical Management

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas pose a significant bleeding risk for the surgeon due to their highly vascular nature.

Role Of Interventional Radiology

Pre-operative angiographic embolization of the major feeding vessels to the tumor has become a necessary tool in the surgical treatment of these lesions.

Risk Factors:

  • Safe, effective
  • Prevents against the risk of massive, sometimes fatal, hemorrhage that occurs with these highly vascular tumors.
  • Shortening operation times
  • Increases intra-operative visibility
  • Allows for easier resection of lesions.