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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 30(4); 1987 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1987;30(4): 578-82.
A Case of Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma Resected after Superselective Embolization of External Carotid Artery
Dong Gyoon Kim, MD, and Jae Wook Eom, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Inje Medical College, Busan Baik Hospital, Korea
외경동맥의 Superselective Embolization(색전술) 후 적출한 비인강혈관섬유종 1례
김동균 · 엄재욱
인제대학교 의과대학 부산백병원 이비인후과학교실

Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is uncommon highly vascular tumor which originate from the vault of nasopharynx. It is histologically benign but clinically considered malignancy because of the anatomical relationship, bleeding tendency in surgical procedure and resistance to treatment. It is trouble to surgeon for bleeding control during surgical procedure, so many of physicians have been used preoperative radiation, hormonal therapy, ligation of feeding vessels and cryotherapy to reduce the bleeding on operation. Recently, the authors experienced a case of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma that resected after superselective embolization of external carotid artery with good results and reported.

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