Odlegle wyniki radioterapii chorych na naczyniakowl�kniaka mlodzie??czego


Author(s): Elżbieta Pluta, Maria Marczak-ZiÄ?tkiewicz, Bogdan GliÅ?ski

Purpose: To update our experience and to determine the efficacy of radiation therapy for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.

Materials and methods: Twelve patients with juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma received radiation therapy between 1974 and 2004. Three patients had a definitive radiotherapy, nine were irradiated postoperatively. A total dose ranged from 30 to 50 Gy. All patients had a six year minimum follow-up (median: 19 years).

Results: Local control (complete and partial regression) after radiotherapy was obtained in 9 patients (75%). The median time to regression was 13 months (range, 4 to 29 months). Late complications included cataracts in 2 patients, and abnormal development of the craniofacial skeleton in 1 patient.

Conclusions: Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for juvenile angiofibroma. Tumor regression occurs slowly over several months.


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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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