Reviewing the Entity: Retropharyngeal Fibrolipoma and a Rare Case Report

Behera, Ganakalyan and Samal, Dillip (2015) Reviewing the Entity: Retropharyngeal Fibrolipoma and a Rare Case Report. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 27 (6). pp. 479-484.

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Introduction: Fibrolipoma, a subtype of lipoma is painless, well-circumscribed, slow-growing, submucosal benign adipocyte tumour. It is uncommon in the oral cavity and oropharyngeal region, with rare incidence in the retropharynx even rarest in pediatric age group. Case Report: A very unusual case of fibrolipoma is presented in a pediatric patient, who had a huge retropharyngeal fibrolipoma and who presented with breathing difficulty and increasing stridor. It was managed by intro-oral approach excision. Conclusion: Although rare, retropharyngeal benign tumours should be kept in mind during the differential diagnosis of a paediatric stridor case. Early diagnosis is the key for a better outcome and to alleviate the worsening morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:43

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