Combined intracranial and extracranial excision of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

John Standefer, G. Richard Holt, Willis E. Brown, George A. Gates

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Of all angiofibromas, 10% to 20% may have intracranial extensions or receive vascular supply from the internal carotid artery. Until recently, the treatment of intracranial involvement has been radiation therapy. However, with improved anesthetic and neurosurgical techniques, transfusion capabilities and embolotherapy, the combined intracranial and extracranial excision of an angiofibroma has resulted in a low morbidity and mortality and a greater chance for complete excision of the tumor. The authors present the management of three patients with intracranial involvement of their tumors. Use of the midfacial degloving approach to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses has resulted in a significant improvement in the cosmetic appearance postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-779
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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