[Nasal angiofibroma in a 60 year-old female. A clinical case and literature review]

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2004 Apr;55(4):195-7. doi: 10.1016/s0001-6519(04)78507-6.
[Article in Spanish]


We are reporting an atypical and very rare clinical case of nasal angiofibroma in a 60 year-old female who presented with recurrent epistaxis and nasal blockage. The tumour was located on the right inferior turbinate C.T scans., M.R.I. and Angiography were required as complementary studies. After trying without success a previous arterial embolization, the patient underwent surgery by Functional Endoscopic Nasal Surgery (F.E.N.S.) with removal of the mass in the right nasal fossa. The anatomopathologic result confirmed the histology of angiofibroma and the clinical evolution was satisfactory. Angiofibromas in women and in general in adults are exceptional as we have verified through a literature review.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiofibroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiofibroma / pathology*
  • Angiofibroma / surgery
  • Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Nose Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed