Juvenile angiofibroma

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Juvenile angiofibroma

(Science: oncology, tumour) a benign tumour of the posterior nasopharynx that is most common in adolescent boys.

symptoms repeated epistaxis, nasal congestion, nasal discharge and hearing loss. A skull x-ray or a ct scan of the head can confirm the presence of an angiofibroma. Treatment may include the surgical removal of the lesion if it is enlarging or blocking the airway.