Brief Clinical StudiesExtranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma of the Nasal Septum A Rare Clinical EntityDoğan, Sedat MD*; Yazici, Haşmet MD†; Baygit, Yusuf MD‡; Metin, Mehmet MD§; Soy, Fatih Kemal MD†Author Information From the *Adıyaman University Education and Research Hospital, †Ministry of Health Mardin Hospital, ‡Mardin Park Hospital, and §Ministry of Health Hendek Hospital, ENT Clinic, Adıyaman, Turkey. Received December 28, 2012. Accepted for publication February 27, 2013. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Sedat Doğan, MD, Adıyaman University Education and Research Hospital, ENT Clinic, 26303. sok Suedakent sitesi A blok No:3 Yenimahalle Adıyaman, Turkey; E-mail: [email protected] The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2013 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p e390-e393 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e318290344d Buy Metrics Abstract Angiofibromas (AFs) are benign, potentially local aggressive, and rich vascular neoplasms that originate from posterior lateral wall of the nasopharynx in adolescent males. However, they could be encountered in sites other than nasopharynx. The maxillary sinus is the most common location of extranasopahryngeal AFs. The nasal septum is an extremely rare location, and only 15 cases had been reported in literature. In this present case, an unusual extranasal AF originating from the anterior part of the nasal septum is reported with its clinical, laboratory, and treatment options and theories proposed to explain the origin of extranasopharyngeal AFs are discussed. © 2013 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.