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Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma staging: An overview

June 5, 2015  |  Nada Ali Alshaikh, MD; Anna Eleftheriadou, MD, PhD

Abstract

Staging of tumors is very important in treatment and surgical decision making, as well as in predicting disease recurrence and prognosis. This review focuses on the different available classifications of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) and their impact on the...

Endoscopic view of nasopharyngeal scarring

January 19, 2015  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

A finding of fibrous or scar tissue in the nasopharynx usually indicates previous trauma or surgery in the area. The most common iatrogenic cause is adenoidectomy.

Necrotizing sialometaplasia of the nasopharynx with parapharyngeal extension: Case report and brief review of the literature

December 19, 2014  |  Sanjeev Kumar, MS, MRCS, DOHNS; Asad Qayyum, FRCS, AFRCS, DLO; Nazir Bhat, MS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)

We report a rare case of necrotizing sialometaplasia of the right lateral nasopharynx with extension into the right parapharyngeal space in a 39-year-old man. Since this is a self-limiting condition, the patient began to improve spontaneously over the next few weeks, and he experienced a...

Pedunculated cavernous hemangioma originating in the olfactory cleft

September 18, 2014  |  Kaiming Su, MD, PhD; Weitian Zhang, MD, PhD; Haibo Shi, MD, PhD; Shankai Yin, MD, PhD

Abstract

Sinonasal cavernous hemangioma is a rare condition that usually affects the lateral wall of the nasal cavity. We report the case of a 77-year-old man who presented with severe epistaxis, nasal congestion, and olfactory dysfunction. Endoscopic examination of the nasal cavity...

Meningeal carcinomatosis in undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A case report

July 14, 2014  |  Daniel M. Cushman, MD; German Giese, MD; Panta Rouhani, MD, PhD, MPH

Abstract

Meningeal carcinomatosis is the tumoral invasion of the leptomeninges. It is caused by the spread of malignant cells throughout the subarachnoid space, which produces signs and symptoms due to multifocal involvement. Cranial nerve symptoms are the most common focal findings....

Early detection of nasopharyngeal carcinoma using IgA anti-EBNA1 + VCA-p18 serology assay

March 19, 2014  |  Achmad C. Romdhoni, MD, PhD; Nurul Wiqoyah, MS; Widodo Ario Kentjono, MD, PhD

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common head and neck malignancy in Indonesia. Overall, it ranks fourth in males and sixth in females as the most prevalent type of cancer in that country. The data show that in the year 2011, NPC incidence was considered to be intermediate (6.2/100,000...

Recurrence of a nasopharyngeal carcinoma manifesting as a cerebellopontine angle mass

December 20, 2013  |  Min Han Kong, MS; Jahendran Jeevanan, MS; Thanabalan Jegan, MS

Abstract

As many as 31% of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma present with intracranial extension. Despite this high percentage, extension to the cerebellopontine angle is rare. The mechanism of tumor spread to the cerebellopontine angle is not completely understood. The most likely...

Nasopharyngeal yolk sac tumors: A rare pediatric occurrence

August 22, 2013  |  Belinda Mantle, MD and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Symptoms of yolk sac tumors depend on the site affected. The characteristic finding is rapid growth over a few weeks.

Management of pterygoid venous plexus hemorrhage during resection of a large juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: A review of 27 cases

April 18, 2013  |  Lin Chang, MD; Yi Zixiang, MD; Fang Zheming, MD; Lin Gongbiao, MD; Li Zhichun, MD; Zhang Rong, MD; Zhou Aidong, MD; Lan Shuzhan, MD

Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 27 patients who experienced intraoperative bleeding during resection of a large (Fisch type III or IV) juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA). Of this group, 16 patients had a type III JNA and 11 had a type IV tumor. The degree of...

Hearing loss secondary to a nasopharyngeal retention cyst

November 1, 2012  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Michael Ellis, MD; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Resection is generally not indicated for small, asymptomatic pharyngeal cysts. Symptomatic cysts, on the other hand, can be treated with aspiration or a complete transoral resection, particularly if the lesion is large.

Endoscopic Coblation for the treatment of advanced juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

October 4, 2012  |  Brandon Pierson, MD; Rosser Powitzky, MD; G. Paul Digoy, MD, FAAP

Abstract

We present 2 cases of advanced juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) to illustrate the advantages of endoscopic Coblation-assisted resection of intranasal extensions of these masses. Both patients—an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy—presented with...

Adult extracardiac rhabdomyoma of the parapharyngeal space

September 7, 2012  |  Aayesha M. Khan, MD; Paula J. Chor, MD; John F. Eisenbeis, MD

Abstract

Adult extracardiac rhabdomyoma (ER) is a rare, slowly growing, benign tumor of skeletal-muscle origin that has a strong predilection for the head and neck. Complete surgical resection has been proposed as the treatment of choice. We describe a case of adult...

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