Angiofibroma nasofaríngeo juvenil: A propósito de un caso / Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: a case presentation

Sergio J. Vento Cruz, Milagros Ramos Cruz, Fidel Castro Pérez, María E. Clemente Rodríguez

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Se presenta el caso de un adolescente de 16 años de edad, raza blanca, del sexo masculino, con antecedentes de salud relativa, que se valoró en la consulta externa del Hospital Pediátrico Provincial Docente "Pepe Portilla" de Pinar del Río, Cuba, por presentar un cuadro obstructivo nasal de 2 años de evolución, que se acompañó en los últimos meses de epistaxis ligeras, además presentaba rinolalia, ronquidos nocturnos, apnea del sueño y buen estado general; al examen físico se encontró en la rinoscopia posterior un tumor rojizo, duro al tacto, no ulcerado, fijo, que ocupa toda la nasofaringe, posteriormente se realizó Tomografía Axial Computarizada, estableciéndose el diagnóstico de Angiofibroma Nasofaríngeo Juvenil y  se procedió a la exéresis quirúrgica. Los autores presentan las experiencias derivadas de la atención del caso, y revisan la literatura médica sobre el tema con especial referencia al diagnóstico y tratamiento.

Palabra Clave: Angiofibroma nasofaríngeo juvenil.

ABSTRACT

A Caucasian-16 year old boy presenting a relative health history was assessed at an out-patient office in "Pepe Portilla" Pediatric Hospital. Pinar del Rio. Cuba. It was observed a nasal obstruction with 2 years of evolution being associated to light epitasis in the last months as well as rhinolalia, night snores, sleeping apnea and a good general condition. At physical examination it was found a non- ulcer and hard - reddish mass occupying the whole nasopharynx. Later it was performed a CTA that showed a Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma and the surgical procedure was carried out. Authors present the experiences obtained with this case and make a review of the medical literature giving emphasis to diagnosis and treatment

Key words: Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

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