Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma of the Posterior Nasal Septum: A Rare Clinical Entity

Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. Sep-Oct 2013;23(5):295-8. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2013.29795.


Angiofibroma of extranasopharyngeal origin is very rare. Although it is usually originated from any mucosal structure in the head and neck region, maxilla is the most common involvement site. The nasal septum is an exceptional anatomic site of an angiofibroma. Surgery is the best treatment modality and recurrence is very rare. Nasal septal angiofibromas must be considered in the differential diagnosis of nasal vascular masses arising from the nasal septum. In this article, we report a 37-year-old male case with nasal septal angiofibroma who underwent surgical resection of the tumor. This is the 16th case in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiofibroma / diagnosis*
  • Angiofibroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Angiofibroma / pathology
  • Angiofibroma / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasal Septum*
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Nose Neoplasms / pathology
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery
  • Radiography