A rare complication of embolization in juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

Onerci M., Gumus K., Cil B., Eldem B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.69, no.3, pp.423-428, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is one of the most common benign nasal cavity tumors of adolescence. It exhibits a strong tendency to bleed and despite being microscopically benign, its behavior is locally aggressive. Preoperative embolization is helpful to minimize intraoperative bleeding. However, embolization procedure may have some important thromboembolic complications such as central retinal. artery occlusion. In this article, a young mate with juvenile nasopharyngeal. angiofibroma, who lost his vision in the left eye following embolization was presented and the possible therapeutic options in such a complication were discussed. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.