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June 1981

Heterotopic Pharyngeal Brain

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Dr Okulski) and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dr Alonso), College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa; and the Department of Pathology, St Joseph's Hospital, Tampa (Dr Biemer).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(6):385-386. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790420059013

• We report a case of heterotopic brain tissue in the oropharynx without connection to the CNS. We attempt to differentiate this developmental anomaly from encephaloceles and nasal gliomas, in which a communication with the CNS may lead to the development of postoperative meningitis.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:385-386)

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