Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis in a Patient Presenting With Upper Airway Obstruction

Authors

  • Cristina S. Nieves Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery East Avenue Medical Center
  • Rubiliza D. Onofre Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery East Avenue Medical Center
  • Fortuna Corazon A. Aberin-Roldan Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery East Avenue Medical Center
  • Rene Louie C. Gutierrez Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery East Avenue Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v25i1.653

Keywords:

tuberculosis, nasopharynx, mycobacteria, hypopharyngeal mass, upper airway obstruction

Abstract

Objective:  To report a rare case of upper airway obstruction from multiple pharyngeal masses due to nasopharyngeal tuberculosis in a 22-year-old male.

Methods:

Design:  Case Report

Setting:  Tertiary Government Hospital

Patient:  One

 

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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Published

2010-06-16

How to Cite

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Nieves CS, Onofre RD, Aberin-Roldan FCA, Gutierrez RLC. Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis in a Patient Presenting With Upper Airway Obstruction. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 16 [cited 2024 Feb. 29];25(1):20-2. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/653

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