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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2009 Mar-Apr;19(2):109-11.

Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.


Primary nasopharyneal tuberculosis is a rare disease which is commonly present with cervical lymphadenopathy. It is hard to differenciate the diagnosis of tuberculosis from nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Histologic and bacteriologic evaluation is required for diagnosis. A male patient at the age of nineteen applied to our clinic with the complaints of a mass in the neck, congestion in the nose, night sweating and weight loss. Clinical presentation of the patient was similar to that of a malignant tumor of the nasopharynx. Histologic and bacteriologic study supported the diagnosis of tuberculosis. After anti-tuberculosis therapy, the complaints of the patient regressed. We present a nasopharyngeal tuberculosis case in this study.

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