Orbital involvement by nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. Mar-Apr 2004;41(2):116-21. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-20040301-15.


This article describes a rare cause of orbital apex syndrome in a child--juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. A high level of suspicion while treating an adolescent male with chronic nasal obstruction, epistaxis, and a nasal mass will promote early diagnosis. Multidisciplinary care is advisable, especially for advanced disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiofibroma / pathology*
  • Angiofibroma / surgery
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Orbital Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery