TITLE

Meningitis And Coma As The First Manifestation Of Juvenile Angiofibroma

AUTHOR(S)
Rahmani, Shervin; Khorsandi, Mohammad T.; Yazdani, Arezo; Kiani, Mojgan
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Internet Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science;2005, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Juvenile Angiofibroma (JNA) is an uncommon vascular tumor of male adolescence. Although it is a benign tumor, it is locally aggressive and can erode into surrounding tissues and structures. No cause has been determined for the tumor and surgery is the treatment of choice. (1) Common symptoms are nasal obstruction, epistaxis and rhinorrhea. Meningitis at presentation has not been reported. We report a case of JNA presenting with meningitis and coma. An area of dural defect and CSF leakage was identified and repaired during the operation. Evaluation of surgical sites following surgeries in skull base should utilize surgical microscope and nasal endoscopes. This could decrease the frequency of CSF leakage and possible meningitis.
ACCESSION #
21293506

 

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