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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 515474, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/515474
Case Report

Mature Nasopharyngeal Teratoma in a Child

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 42, Bharatpur-10, Chitwan, Nepal
2Department of Pathology, Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 42, Bharatpur-10, Chitwan, Nepal

Received 30 May 2015; Accepted 1 July 2015

Academic Editor: M. Tayyar Kalcioglu

Copyright © 2015 Ramesh Parajuli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Teratomas are neoplasms derived from the germ cell with components of all the three embryonic layers. These are rare neoplasms in head and neck region which can occur in any age group but are more prevalent in children. The present case is an 11-year-old girl who was brought with history of painless and progressive swelling in the oropharynx for 3 years with the associated left sided nasal blockage and nasal discharge. CT scan was suggestive of benign nasopharyngeal mass highly suspicious for lipoma. Excision of the mass was done under general anaesthesia. Peroperatively, it was a smooth, pedunculated mass arising from the left lateral wall in the nasopharynx. On cut section, it was solid to cystic mass similar to fatty tissue. Her HPE report came out to be mature teratoma of nasopharynx.