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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis mimicking nasopharyngeal carcinoma in clinical presentation: A case report

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aseer Teaching hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
MD Ali H Alzarei
Aseer Central hospital P.O. Box 34
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274771

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Background: Tuberculosis is a common infectious disease. Nasopharyngeal involvement is a rare finding. Results: We present a case of 25-year old female with primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. The manifestation of disease was right neck mass for two months with allergic symptoms and nasal obstruction. There were no tuberculosis lesions in other organs. Diagnosis was made based on result of pathological examination of biopsy. Improvement was obtained by anti tuberculosis therapy. Conclusion: Tuberculosis must be considered in differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal mass.

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