Top
10
Doctor insights on: Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

Share
1

1
Ebv causes nasopharyngeal angiofibroma?

Probably not: Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare tumor that is benign, but very aggressive. Many cancers of the nasopharynx (nose and throat) are associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv), but not this one. There was a paper written in 2008 that looked at 15 nasopharygeal angiofibromas and found no evidence of ebv. (carlos et al, head and neck pathology, sept 2008 volume 2 issue 3 pp 145-149.). ...Read more

2

2
Could the sole papule on the side of my nostril that bleeds when scratched be nasopharyngeal angiofibroma? And is this a serious condition?

Could the sole papule on the side of my nostril that bleeds when scratched be nasopharyngeal angiofibroma? And is this a serious condition?

Maybe: Sounds like you already have a medical opinion! how long has the area been there? Are you using any medication? Please visit with your doctor to verify the plan of evaluation--a surgical removal of the tissue for diagnosis may be required. Please do not take chances. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

5

5
What to do if I had an operation of angiofibroma in brain 20years bfore after that I got seizures?

What to do if I had an operation of angiofibroma in brain 20years bfore after that I got seizures?

See a neurologist.: If your seizures are due to that long-ago surgery, and you have no new brain tumor, the best treatment is medication to prevent seizures. That's no fun, but having seizures is worse. See a neurologist. ...Read more

7

7
Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Get treatment!: I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You should get treatment at a center that has specialists for head and neck cancer, typically an academic hospital. Fortunately, you live in Boston and there are several options. ...Read more

8

8
How is nasopharynx cancer treated?

How is nasopharynx cancer treated?

It varies: Surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy will be required. Hope that a good result is obtained. ...Read more

9

9
How does the nasopharyngeal swab feel?

May tickle: It may tickle a little, otherwise it should not be uncomfortable. ...Read more

10

10
What does a congested nasopharynx indicate on an x-ray?

What does a congested nasopharynx indicate on an x-ray?

X-ray: Difficult to diagnose much on x-ray can mean swollen glass or other. Ct or MRI more diagnostic if there is suspicion of pathology. ...Read more