Revista Cubana de Medicina
versão On-line ISSN 1561-302X
ALERT, José et al. The radiant treatment in the juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: results in 6 patients. Rev cubana med [online]. 2004, vol.43, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-302X.
The juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare benign tumor composed of connective fibrous tissue and abundant vascular spaces covered with endothelium. It is almost exclusive of males and adolescence. The election treatment recommended is surgical exeresis, even though other treatments such as radiotherapy may be used. The results obtained in a series of 6 male patients aged 9-15 that were treated between 1990 and 2002, are shown. The irradiation of all the tumoral volume was used as radiant treatment with a safety margin of 2 cm at a dose from 40 to 60 Gy, 1.8 Gy by session. Interferon was used during irradiation and after 3 to 6 months in 4 patients, whereas polychemotherapy was used in 1 patient with complete maintained remission, and in 5 patients without relapses. All of them had early complications and some of them late complications.
Palavras-chave : Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma; radiotherapy; nasopharyngeal tumor; childhood tumors; adolescence.