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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Oct 9;2012. pii: bcr0120125475. doi: 10.1136/bcr-01-2012-5475.

Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis presenting with auditory symptoms.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, UK. pank@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

We present an unusual case of a 54-year-old Chinese lady presenting to the ears, nose and throat clinic after family members noticed that her hearing had progressively deteriorated over the preceding weeks. She also complained of tinnitus. Examination of the ears, nose and throat was unremarkable. Flexible nasoendoscopy demonstrated swelling in the postnasal space, which, following biopsy, was shown to be pathognomonic of tuberculosis. This was successfully treated with multidisciplinary input and the patient made a complete recovery.

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PMC4542625
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10.1136/bcr-01-2012-5475
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