Neuroendocrine tumor of parapharyngeal space

Marlinda Adham, Novra Widayanti

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Background: Parapharyngeal space tumors account for some 0.5% of tumors of the head and neck, most ofthem benign. The most common benign neoplasms are salivary gland neoplasm, paragangliomas and followed byneurogenic tumors. The importance of these tumors lies mainly in two aspects, the difficulty of early diagnosis,due to the lack of symptoms in the initial stages and, on the other hand, the extreme risk of complications inperforming surgery in the parapharyngeal region. Purpose: We present this case to enlighten generalpractitioners and also otorhinolaryngologist about diagnosis and management of parapharyngeal tumor. Case:One clinical case of neuroendocrine tumor in parapharyngeal space on a 37 years old man. Management: Thepatient underwent diagnosis procedure and extirpation of the tumor mass. Conclusion: Parapharyngeal tumor isone of head and neck tumors that has good prognosis, especially if diagnosed early and adequately treated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOto Rhino Laryngologica Indonesiana
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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