Nasal septal angiofibroma, a subclass of extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma

Am J Otolaryngol. Jul-Aug 2012;33(4):473-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2011.08.009. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


Objective: Extranasopharyngeal angiofibromas (ENA) arising from the nasal septum or nasal septal angiofibromas are extremely rare; only 13 such cases have been reported in the international literature. Our objective is to describe the presentation, workup, and surgical management of these lesions.

Study design: Case reports were done.

Setting: The setting was a tertiary care referral center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PATIENTS, INTERVENTIONS, AND RESULTS: We present 2 cases of extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma occurring on the nasal septum.

Conclusions: In this report, we discuss the occurrence, the histopathologic findings, and the treatment of nasal septal angiofibroma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angiofibroma / diagnosis*
  • Angiofibroma / pathology
  • Angiofibroma / surgery*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endoscopy
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Septum / pathology*
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Nose Neoplasms / pathology
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery