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Javier's Story

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.

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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.

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Condition Information

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.