Indian Journal of Otology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88--91

Primary tuberculosis of the nasopharynx: A rare case and literature review


Emine Elif Altuntas1, Canan Filiz Karakus1, Kasim Durmus1, Ismail Önder Uysal1, Suphi Müderris1, Sahende Elagöz2 
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet, Sivas, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet, Sivas, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Emine Elif Altuntas
Department of Othorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cumhuriyet, Sivas
Turkey

The isolated pulmonary involvement as well as upper respiratory tract involvement is declining in consequence of anti-tuberculosis treatment and vaccine programs. However, the incidence of tuberculosis is increasing in less developed and in some developed cities. A 56-year-old woman presented with 5-6 years history of nasal obstruction, sleep with open mouth, and snoring. The mass of the nasopharynx biopsy was performed under local anesthesia. The biopsy material«SQ»s histopathological examination showed features of tuberculosis and diagnosis confirmed as tuberculosis by the pathologists. Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis without the lung involvement is very rare; otorhinolaryngologists should keep in mind the possibility of tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal mass as the incidence of tuberculosis in developed countries is steadily increasing.


How to cite this article:
Altuntas EE, Karakus CF, Durmus K, Uysal IÖ, Müderris S, Elagöz S. Primary tuberculosis of the nasopharynx: A rare case and literature review.Indian J Otol 2012;18:88-91


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Altuntas EE, Karakus CF, Durmus K, Uysal IÖ, Müderris S, Elagöz S. Primary tuberculosis of the nasopharynx: A rare case and literature review. Indian J Otol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Oct 25 ];18:88-91
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