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Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2011 Sep-Oct;62(5):401-3. doi: 10.1016/j.otorri.2010.06.008. Epub 2010 Dec 17.

[Primary rhinopharyngeal tuberculosis: an unusual location].

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  • 1Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital da Costa, Burela (Lugo), España.


We describe a primary rhinopharyngeal tuberculosis case in a woman who presented with an asymptomatic mass found incidentally on a MRI scan. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen showed granulomatous inflammation and caseous necrosis. Anti-tuberculosis therapy was applied for a 6-month period, after which nasopharyngeal examination was normal. This case supports the necessity of including tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis for a rhinopharyngeal mass.

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