Primary Tuberculosis of the Vallecula and Pyriform Sinus:a case report and review of literature

Iravani, Kamyar and bassiri-Jahromi, Shahindokht and Ashraf, Mohammad Javad (2015) Primary Tuberculosis of the Vallecula and Pyriform Sinus:a case report and review of literature. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 27 (2). pp. 171-175.

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Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively prevalent infectious disease caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily involves the lungs, but it can also affect other organs causing a variety of symptoms. Case Report: In this report, a rare case with primary involvement of pyriform sinus and vallecula due to tuberculosis in a 74-year-old woman who complained of odynophagia for 6 months, is reported. There were no clinical or radiological pulmonary findings. Conclusion: The authors point out the epidemiological importance of tuberculosis and the need for more suspicion when dealing with uncommon lesions to make an early diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:31
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:31
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5531

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