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Case Report

A 6-year-old girl with an extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma of the ethmoid

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, AZ St Maarten, Mechelen, Belgium

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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Department of Anatomical, Pathology AZ St Maarten, Mechelen, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

B-ENT 2021; 17: 267-270
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2021.21478
Read: 478 Downloads: 234 Published: 20 December 2021

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare, highly vascular tumor that originates from the pterygopalatine fossa and occurs almost exclusively in adolescent boys. Localizations outside the nasopharynx are uncommon. In this case report, the case of a 6-year-old girl with an ethmoidal angiofibroma is presented. Because of the localization, this was classified as an extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma (ENA). ENA can present at all ages and in both sexes but similar to juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, male patients are more affected. Clinical presentation depends on the localization. Although clinical presentation, radiologic appearance, and epidemiology differs from that of a juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, the histologic findings are similar.

Cite this article as: Uwents MH, De Cock M, Claes G, Van Dijck H, Vroegop A, Van der Poel N. A 6-year-old girl with an extranasopharyngeal angiofibroma of the ethmoid. B-ENT 2021; 17(4): 267-70.

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