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Aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx: A multidisciplinary approach to a benign disease

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May 1, 2009
by Eleftheria Kiverniti, MRCSEd, DO-HNS, Ulkem Cilasun, DDS, PhD, Arvind Singh, BSc, MRCS, DLO, Rehan Kazi, MS, Peter M. Clarke, BSc, FRCS, and Daniel J. Archer, FDSRCS, FRCS


We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx that was initially treated elsewhere as a peritonsillar abscess. We discuss the characteristics of this rare tumor and review the literature, stressing the importance of postoperative follow-up for peritonsillar abscesses to avoid missing other important diagnoses, such as the one described here.

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