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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2016 May-Jun;26(3):135-42. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2016.85666.

[A juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: our 10-year experience in a tertiary centre].

[Article in Turkish]

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Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of İstanbul University, 34390 Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey. drbayramsahin@gmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study aims to evaluate the demographic characteristics, tumor stage, surgical treatment and recurrence rate among patients operated with a juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This retrospective study included 45 patients (44 males, 1 female; mean age 21 years, range 9 to 55 years) who underwent surgery at Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Otorhinolaryngology clinic between March 2006 and July 2015. The patients were classified according to age, sex, presenting symptom, tumor stage, surgical procedure applied, preoperative embolization, perioperative blood transfusion, complications, and the presence of recurrence.

RESULTS:

The most common presenting symptoms were epistaxis (78%) and nasal obstruction (73%). Preoperative angiography was performed on all patients and embolization was applied in eligible patients (69%). Transnasal endoscopic approach in 31 patients, midfacial degloving in six patients, and lateral rhinotomy approach in three patients were applied. The overall recurrence rate was 31% (n=14).

CONCLUSION:

The most important factor in determining the risk of postoperative recurrence is the preoperative tumor stage. Preoperative embolization reduces the amount of perioperative bleeding. Endoscopic transnasal approach decreases the rate of complications and length of hospitalization.

PMID:
27107599
DOI:
10.5606/kbbihtisas.2016.85666
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