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Retronasopharyngeal lipoma: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2496389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present an unusual and challenging case of impending upper airway obstruction in a pediatric patient that resulted from a benign disease process. Although rare, a lipoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal obstruction. When a nasopharyngeal lipoma is discovered, radiologic and histopathologic studies should be performed to rule out an aggressive lipoma, such as an infiltrating (intramuscular) lipoma or angiolipoma. The use of CT scanning or magnetic resonance imaging is invaluable in diagnosis, evaluation of extent of disease, adn management of this condition. Close followup is imperative.
D B Pitts; R L Hilsinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-30     Completed Date:  1989-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA 94611.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology
Child, Preschool
Lipoma / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
Otitis Media / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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