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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4287293, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4287293
Case Report

Angiofibroma Localized in the Sphenoid Sinus

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Alper Yenigun; moc.liamg@nugineyrepla

Received 19 July 2017; Accepted 24 October 2017; Published 22 November 2017

Academic Editor: Dinesh K. Chhetri

Copyright © 2017 Alper Yenigun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is the most common benign tumor of the nasopharynx with complaints of unilateral nasal obstruction and recurrent nosebleeds in the young male population. Despite being a benign tumor, it can be aggressively destructive in surrounding tissues and bones by acting locally. The gold standard treatment method is the surgical excision of the tumor. This case report is a case of angiofibroma, a 32-year-old asymptomatic male patient with no evidence of clinical signs and endoscopic examination, which is recognized as a localized vascular mass lesion in the right sphenoid sinus on the cranial MR imaging. We prepared this case report that may represent an angiofibroma localized only within the sphenoid sinus which is very rare in the literature.