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Angiofibromas are rare histologicaly benign tumors that predominantly affect adolescent males and acount for approximately 0.5% of all neoplasms of the head and neck. Although angiofibromas are histologically benign, but locally invasive. These fosa, intracranium, and neck. The morbidity and mortality associated with these tumors are related to its prominent vascularity and its propensity for aggresive local growth. Pre-operative embolization is useful for reducing intraoperative blood loss and the risk of incomplete excision of the tumor. These tumors virtually arise from the nasopharynx in the region of the sphenopa-latine foramen and pterygopalatine fosa. We present a unique case of an angiofibroma limited to the left parapharyngeal space, after pre-operative embolization. (Korean J Otolaryngol 202 ;45 :1105-9)