Skull Base Tumor / Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
Javier Guinand was diagnosed with Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma. His doctors didn't know how to proceed so his parents brought him to Johns Hopkins. Dr. Douglas Reh, a sinus surgeon, worked closely with neurosurgeon Dr. Gary Galia to use a new surgical technique to remove the tumor through Javier's nose.
The Johns Hopkins Skull Base Tumor Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to your care, with collaborative input from a team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, ophthalmologists and medical oncologists to determine the best treatment plan for patients.
Nasopharyngeal angiofibromas (juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma) are benign tumors usually found in adolescent boys. These tumors usually spread into areas around the nose, causing symptoms such as a stuffy nose and bleeding from the nose.