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  • Gelfoam embolization - a preoperative requisite in patients with juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: report of three patients.

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    Author(s) : Sanjay PorwalRanjan ModiRajsekhar PatilHarikrishna DamodaranNirlep GajiwalaAshok Thakkar

    Author Affiliation : Department of Cardiology, JN Medical College, KLE University & KLE's Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

    Author Email : drsanjayporwal@gmail.com

    Journal article : British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 2015 Vol.6 No.7 pp.730-734 ref.10

    Abstract : We present a case series of three patients who were admitted in the ENT department with the complaints of nasal congestion, nasal bleeding and vertigo. Evaluation of these patients revealed juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. Patients were advised to undergo excision surgery. We performed preoperative gelfoam embolization in each of these patients to reduce the complications of intraoperative bleeding. All surgeries went well and the blood supply to the area was found to be reinitiated within 5-6 days postoperatively. Here, we highlight the importance of preoperative gelfoam embolization for uneventful surgical excision of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

    ISSN : 2231-0614

    DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/14452

    URL : http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract...

    Record Number : 20153045249

    Publisher : SCIENCEDOMAIN International

    Location of publication : New Delhi

    Country of publication : India

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : man

    Descriptor(s) : case reports, clinical aspects, human diseases, nasopharyngeal cancer, nasopharynx, neoplasms, surgery, surgical operations

    Identifier(s) : cancers, clinical picture

    Geographical Location(s) : India

    Broader term(s) : Commonwealth of Nations, Developing Countries, South Asia, Asia, Homo, Hominidae, primates, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, animals, eukaryotes