Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Fibrous papule (aka solitary angiofibroma) is a common benign skin growth. As a solitary lesion, there are no associated systemic implications. When multiple angiofibromas are seen in an individual, particularly clustered over the central face, the differential diagnosis should include the tuberous sclerosis complex, and appropriate evaluation should ensue Author: Michael Ioffreda, Nicole Warner. Angiofibromas arising in sites other than nasopharynx is very rare. Maxilla is the most frequent site of origin. Extra nasopharyngeal angiofibromas of adult is extremely rare. We present a case of extra nasopharnygeal angiofibroma arising from maxillary sinus in an adult Cited by: 1.
Plain radiographs no longer play a role in the workup of a suspected juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, however they may still be obtained in some instances during the assessment of nasal obstruction, or symptoms of sinus obstructions. Findings include 3: visualization of a nasopharyngeal mass; opacification of the sphenoid sinus. angiofibroma: [ an″je-o-fi-bro´mah ] an angioma containing fibrous tissue. juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma a benign tumor of the nasopharynx composed of fibrous connective tissue with abundant endothelium-lined vascular spaces, usually occurring during puberty in boys. Nasal obstruction may become total, with adenoid-type speech.
They can occur in people with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). These tumors appear mostly on the nose and cheeks, but they can also appear on the forehead, chin, and eyelids. The picture shows an angiofibroma on the forehead of an adult male patient with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Generally, an angiofibroma presents as 1 to 5 mm skin-colored to erythematous dome-shape papule on the face. When it presents as multiple facial lesions, it can be associated with tuberous sclerosis or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1). Angiofibroma. Fibrous plaques on the forehead in an adult patient with tuberous sclerosis.