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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Oct;39(10):1024-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2010.04.044. Epub 2010 May 26.

Giant cell angiofibroma of parapharyngeal space: a report of a new location for a rare tumour.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Av. Manuel Siurot s/n, Seville, Spain.


Giant cell angiofibroma was first described as a distinctive orbital soft-tissue tumour in male adults; it is now recognized that this mesenchymal tumour can present in other anatomical regions. In this article, a case of giant cell angiofibroma of parapharyngeal space in a 25-year-old woman is described. Clinicopathologic features of this tumour are reviewed. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case of giant cell angiofibroma arising in the parapharyngeal space.

Copyright © 2010 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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