A woman in her 50s presented with swelling of the posterior pharyngeal wall. The patient denied any associated symptoms such as pain, dysphagia, or respiratory symptoms. Her medical history included Graves disease. Her physical examination revealed a submucosal mass measuring 3.5 × 3 cm in the left posterior oropharyngeal wall extending between the soft palate and the epiglottis. The covering mucosa was intact, with no bleeding, exudates, or ulcers. Findings from her neck examination were unremarkable.
Shamekh R, Altiok S, Leon ME. A Woman With Swelling of the Posterior Pharyngeal Wall. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):671-672. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.861