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Tuberculosis of the pyriform fossa – a rare entity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

Alka Goyal
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
Nitin M. Nagarkar
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
K. S. Uppal
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
Harsh Mohan
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
Arjun Dass*
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
*
Address for correspondence: Dr Arjun Dass, Professor and Head, Department of ENT, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh-160 047, India. Fax: (0172) 608488, 609360

Abstract

Tuberculosis of the pharynx is less common than tuberculosis of the larynx. We present a rare case of tuberculosis of the pyriform fossa which clinically masqueraded as a malignancy. Our patient showed a prompt improvement in symptoms after commencing antitubercular treatment.

Type
Clinical Records
Copyright
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 1998

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