Angiofibromas are small, reddish-brown papules that occur in the nasal cavity affecting adolescent boys between the ages of 10-19 years. The most common symptoms of angiofibromas are nasal blockage, nose bleeding and a runny nose. Some people may also develop facial abnormalities including swollen cheeks and drooping eyelids. Complications with angiofibroma may lead to hearing loss, blindness and in some cases even the loss of sense of smell.
HOW IS ANGIOFIBROMA DIAGNOSED?
Angiofibroma that cannot be cured safely by surgery can be treated using radiation therapy.