Testing & Diagnosis for Angiofibroma in Children


How is angiofibroma diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, your child’s doctor may recommend the following diagnostic procedures:

  • Computerized tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan) — A diagnostic imaging procedure that is used to demonstrate the exact location and extension of the tumor into the skull base.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — An imaging technique that produces detailed pictures of organs and structures within the body.

These tests allow your child’s surgeon to accurately determine how far the lesion has spread and to plan the surgical approach.