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December 1991

Obstructing Nasopharyngeal Teratoma in the Neonate: A Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

Laura Orvidas, MD
From the Departments of Surgery and Pathology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and St John's Hospital, Springfield.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(12):1411-1415. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870240103019

• True teratomas of the nasopharynx are rare tumors of the newborn. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice. We describe two patients with this entity. The first patient has undergone follow-up for over 10 years, while the second patient was evaluated with fine-needle aspiration and magnetic resonance imaging. The advantages of these studies and alternate surgical techniques are discussed. Of interest is the fact that both patients may have had central nervous system abnormalities.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:1411-1415)

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