The aim of this study is to evaluate endoscopic assisted sublabial and buccolabial incision approach as treatment option for Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) with extensive infratemporal fossa (ITF) extension.
Seven patients diagnosed as JNA with extensive ITF extension and underwent surgery at our department between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent diagnostic arteriography followed by embolization preoperatively and intratumor injection with N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA). Endoscopic assisted sublabial and buccolabial incision approach was used to remove the tumors.
Complete resections of the tumors were achieved in all patients. Mean blood loss was 700 ml. The follow-up period ranged from 9 to 20 months, with a mean of 14.3 months. One patient had a recurrent tumor six months after operation.
Endoscopic assisted sublabial and buccolabial incision is an optional approach to remove JNA with extensive ITF extension.