Nasopharyngeal yolk sac tumors: A rare pediatric occurrence

August 21, 2013
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Head and Neck Clinic

Symptoms of yolk sac tumors depend on the site affected. The characteristic finding is rapid growth over a few weeks.

A 2.5-year-old female patient was referred for the acute onset of bilateral blindness. She had a 6-week history of low-grade fever, nasal congestion, and clear rhinorrhea. Two days before admission she was lethargic, with decreasing visual acuity (walking into walls, etc.). She also had a history of strabismus.

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