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Synchronous presentation of extramedullary plasmacytoma in the nasopharynx and the larynx

November 1, 2009  |  Mete Iseri, MD, Murat Ozturk, MD, and S. Arif Ulubil, MD


Simultaneous extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasopharynx and larynx is exceedingly rare; to the best of our knowledge, only 1 other case has been previously reported. We report a new case, which occurred in a 46-year-old woman. She was treated with a combination of surgery,...

A case of nasogastric tube perforation of the nasopharynx causing a fatal mediastinal complication

September 1, 2009  |  Ohad Ronen, MD and Nechama Uri, MD


Iatrogenic nasopharyngeal perforations secondary to improper nasogastric tube insertion probably occur more frequently than has been reported. Our review of the literature found very few cases. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman who died of mediastinal complications...

Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: Rare presentations

December 1, 2008  |  Ramanuj Sinha, MS (ENT), DNB (ENT), Saumik Das, MS (ENT), DNB (ENT), Sanjay Ray, MBBS, Pranabashish Banerjee, MBBS, and Partha Sadhu, MS (ENT)


Nasopharyngeal angiofibromas are benign tumors of the nasopharynx that occur in adolescent boys. The extensive extensions and various clinical presentations of the tumor have been well documented in the literature. Very rarely, these tumors may extend outside the nasal cavity...

Nasopharyngeal neuroendocrine carcinoma: A case report

December 1, 2008  |  Ali Reza Mohebbi, MD, Ahmad Daneshi, MD, and Ali Reza Emami, MD


Neuroendocrine carcinoma is a type of neuroendocrine system neoplasm that occurs in organisms in which amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation (APUD) cells are uncommon. In the human body, the most common sites of neuroendocrine carcinoma are the gastrointestinal tract and...

Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma originating from the lateral nasopharyngeal wall

November 1, 2008  |  Shetty Deviprasad, MS (ENT), DLO, Aroor Rajeshwari, MS (ENT), Mohammed Tahir, MS (ENT), T.V. Adarsha, DLO, DNB (ENT), and Somayaji Gangadhara, MS (ENT)


A 40-year-old man presented with right-sided nasal blockage and epistaxis of 18 months' duration. Examination revealed a pinkish mass in the right nasal cavity and nasopharynx. Initial biopsy was suggestive of angiofibroma. Complete excision through a lateral rhinotomy approach...

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: Spontaneous resolution

September 1, 2008  |  Patrick M. Spielmann, MRCSEd, Richard Adamson, FRCS, Kenneth Cheng, MRCS, and Robert J. Sanderson, FRCS†


Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare, benign tumor that occurs most often in adolescent males. Common practice is to excise the tumor with open or endoscopic surgery. We report the case of a 17-year-old male who presented in 1995 with a mass filling the left posterior...

Ectopic nasopharyngeal pituitary adenoma resected with endoscopic technique

July 1, 2008  |  Alan A.Z. Alexander, MD, Nikta Niktash, MD, David E. Kardon, MD, and Nader Sadeghi, MD


We describe the case of an 80-year-old man with diabetes who presented with nonspecific dizziness. He was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have a 3.2-cm mass within the posterior and central aspect of the nasopharynx. Nasal endoscopy showed that the mass, which arose from...

Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

May 1, 2008  |  Ryan Kau, BS, Mala Tanna, BA, Sasmita Misra, MD, and Alejandro Luina Contreras, MD

Endoscopic view of obstructing nasopharyngeal cysts (Tornwaldt's cysts)

October 1, 2007  |  Dewey A. Christmas Jr., MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

A 66-year-old man was referred to us for evaluation of unusual masses of the nasopharynx, which had been found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as part of a workup for constant nasal congestion and recurring headaches.

Endoscopic view of a nasopharyngeal tumor

July 1, 2007  |  Dewey A. Christmas Jr., MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

A 75-year-old man presented with left nasal congestion and severe left ear pain. His symptoms had persisted for a few weeks despite treatment with several medications prescribed by his primary care physician. The patient's history included successful radiation therapy for right maxillary sinus...

Tornwaldt's cyst: Incidence and a case report

January 1, 2007  |  Marcus W. Moody, MD; David H. Chi, MD; John C. Mason, MD; C. Douglas Phillips, MD; Charles W. Gross, MD; Rodney J. Schlosser, MD

The prevalence of colonization with drug-resistant pneumococci among adult workers in children's daycare

January 1, 2007  |  Frederick S. Rosen, MD; Matthew W. Ryan, MD


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