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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 6, Issue.: 7

Case Study

Gelfoam Embolization - A Preoperative Requisite in Patients with Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Report of Three Patients


Sanjay Porwal1*, Ranjan Modi1, Rajsekhar Patil2, Harikrishna Damodaran3, Nirlep Gajiwala4 and Ashok Thakkar4

1Department of Cardiology, JN Medical College, KLE University & KLE's Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
2ENT Department, JN Medical College, KLE University & KLE's Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
3Department of Cardiology, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, Kerala, India.
4Department of Clinical Trials, Sahajan and Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Surat, Gujarat, India.

Article Information
(1) Costas Fourtounas, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece.
(1) Anonymous, Turkey.
(2) Patorn Piromchai, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
(3) Anonymous, India.
(4) Anonymous, USA.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/7638


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.

Keywords :

 Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma; gelfoam; embolization; tumor; head and neck surgery.

Full Article - PDF    Page 730-734

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/14452

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