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Laryngoscope. 2013 Dec;123(12):2972-5. doi: 10.1002/lary.24214. Epub 2013 Jun 11.

Nasopharyngeal lymphangioma in an adult: a rarity.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Bursa Sevket Yilmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.

Abstract

Lymphangiomas are rare congenital tumors of the lymphatic system, most often encountered during childhood. Although the most frequent locations for lymphangioma are the head and neck region, isolated involvement of the nasopharynx is very rare and only two cases have been reported since 1969. We report a case of a 60-year-old male with a nasopharyngeal mass that presented with nasal obstruction. The surgical excision of mass was performed by a combined transoral and transnasal endoscopic approach. Histopathological evaluation revealed the diagnosis as lymphangioma. After a follow-up of 18 months the patient is free of recurrence.

KEYWORDS:

Lymphangioma; nasal obstruction; nasopharynx

PMID:
23712707
DOI:
10.1002/lary.24214
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