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?
The following tests are used to diagnose Angiofibroma: 1. CT/MRI 2. Physical examination 3. Biopsy
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?
Angiofibroma tumours are benign, hence, metastasis to distal sites does not occur.