Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis in a Patient Presenting With Upper Airway Obstruction
Keywords:tuberculosis, nasopharynx, mycobacteria, hypopharyngeal mass, upper airway obstruction
Objective: To report a rare case of upper airway obstruction from multiple pharyngeal masses due to nasopharyngeal tuberculosis in a 22-year-old male.
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary Government Hospital
Result: A 22-year-old Filipino male with upper airway obstruction from multiple pharyngeal masses was diagnosed to have nasopharyngeal tuberculosis by histopathology. He improved after six months of anti-tuberculosis medications.
Conclusion: Tuberculosis should not be overlooked in the differential diagnoses of nasopharyngeal masses because of the difference in its management, and swift and adequate cure, compared to other nasopharyngeal pathologies.
Keywords: tuberculosis, nasopharynx, mycobacteria, hypopharyngeal mass, upper airway obstruction
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