Angiofibroma or nasal angiofibroma is a vascular tumour like growth which is usually benign. It exists in the nasal cavity and is most commonly found in adolescent males. The symptoms include nasal congestion and obstruction, hearing impairment, pain in the eyes, and even blood tinged discharge from the nose.
HOW IS ANGIOFIBROMA DIAGNOSED?
An ENT or ear nose tongue specialist can carry out diagnosis with the help of a physical examination of the area. Also, the specialist can conduct a CT Scan and MRI Scan. In such cases, the specialists do not recommend the use of a biopsy as this might cause extreme bleeding in the nasal cavity and surrounding areas.
HOW IS ANGIOFIBROMA TREATED?
Surgical intervention is the line of treatment followed for angiofibroma. External or endoscopic surgery is performed to remove the tumour. Endoscopic removal is more accurate and hassle free, when compared to external surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Although not cancerous, angiofibromas may continue to grow. Some may disappear on their own. It is common for the tumor to return after surgery.