Presented at the 34th Turkish National Otorhinolaryngology and Head–Neck Congress, Antalya, Turkey, October 10–14, 2012.
Nasopharyngeal lymphangioma in an adult: A rarity
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 123, Issue 12, pages 2972–2975, December 2013
How to Cite
Haksever, M., Akduman, D., Aslan, S., Yazla, S. and Haksever, H. (2013), Nasopharyngeal lymphangioma in an adult: A rarity. The Laryngoscope, 123: 2972–2975. doi: 10.1002/lary.24214
The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 27 MAY 2013 09:53AM EST
- Manuscript Revised: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAR 2013
- nasal obstruction
Lymphangiomas are rare congenital tumors of the lymphatic system, most often encountered during childhood. Although the most frequent locations for lymphangioma are the head and neck region, isolated involvement of the nasopharynx is very rare and only two cases have been reported since 1969. We report a case of a 60-year-old male with a nasopharyngeal mass that presented with nasal obstruction. The surgical excision of mass was performed by a combined transoral and transnasal endoscopic approach. Histopathological evaluation revealed the diagnosis as lymphangioma. After a follow-up of 18 months the patient is free of recurrence. Laryngoscope, 123:2972–2975, 2013