juvenile angiofibromamedical dictionary

<tumour>

<oncology> 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.

(27 Sep 1997)