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CASE REPORT

Successful Repair of Large Skull Base Defect Following JNA Excision

Alok Thakar, Gaurav Gupta, Mohnish Grover

Keywords : Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma,skull base,rectus abdominis free flap

Citation Information : Thakar A, Gupta G, Grover M. Successful Repair of Large Skull Base Defect Following JNA Excision. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (1):49-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1028

Published Online: 01-04-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a highly vascular tumor of young males. Surgical excision remains the principal modality of treatment. Tumors with intracranial extension may require major surgical resections which are not devoid of complications. We here present a case of JNA with massive intracranial extension with postsurgery huge skull base defect with resultant encephalocele which was repaired successfully using rectus abdominis free flap.


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