Endoscopic resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

Johnson Huang, Raymond Sacks*, Martin Forer

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    A 2-surgeon technique has been proposed that allows resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) with extension into the infratemporal fossa by utilizing a septal incision for passage of a retracting instrument from the opposite nostril. This technique, however, does not overcome the problem of limited space within the nasal cavity for the tumor to be retracted. Therefore, the tumor has to be divided to allow for its removal. We are proposing a different 2-surgeon technique as an alternative operative technique for the resection of JNA. A new technique of endoscopic resection of JNA involves a transseptal posterior perforation. This perforation allows retraction of the tumor into the opposite nasal cavity by the second surgeon. The retraction of the tumor creates space for its resection. Nineteen patients (all male) underwent this 2-surgeon technique for resection of JNA. The follow-up period ranged up to 9 years, and no recurrence was recorded. Longer-term follow-up is needed to assess recurrence rate and morbidity with this technique. However, in our small series, the 2-surgeon technique via posterior septal perforation was associated with low morbidity and recurrence rates.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)764-768
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


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