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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2134362, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2134362
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Retropharyngeal Lipoma

1Mehmet Akif Inan Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, University of Health Science, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Adana Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, University of Health Science, Adana, Turkey
3Kozan State Hospital, Department of Radiology, Adana, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Omer Kaya; moc.liamg@ayakremo.rd

Received 29 May 2017; Accepted 24 July 2017; Published 21 August 2017

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2017 Okan Dilek 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

Lipoma is the most common benign mesenchymal neoplasm. About 16% of lipomas arise in the head and neck region, especially in the posterior neck. Large lipomas that originate from the retropharyngeal space may cause dyspnea, dysphagia, and snoring and occasionally may lead to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Herein, we report a 45-year-old male patient with OSAS caused by a giant retropharyngeal lipoma with emphasis on CT findings.