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January 1982

Lipoma of the Nasopharynx

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(1):57. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790490059018

• A 49-year-old woman had a histologically proved lipoma of the nasopharynx. Though the tumor almost filled the inferior portion of the nasopharynx, the patient had no other otolaryngologic findings except mild sensorineural hearing loss. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a nasopharyngeal lipoma in an adult. The lesion was histologically typical of lipomas occurring elsewhere in the body.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:57)