A rare case of congenital nasopharyngeal teratoma causing airway obstruction in the newborn

Authors

  • Rekha Department of Radiology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Munish Guleria Department of Radiology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Jitendra Kumar Meena Department of Radiology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Arvind Ahuja Department of Pathology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Neha Singh Department of Pathology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Richa Department of Neonatology, ABVIMS and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20233250

Keywords:

Nasopharynx, Teratomas, Airway and neoplasm

Abstract

Teratomas are the most common congenital tumors, but teratomas of the nasopharynx are rare in neonates. The present report is about 23 days new born with a nasopharyngeal teratoma protruding from the oral cavity. The mass lesion nearly total obstructed the airways and demand immediate intervention. The nasopharyngeal mass was successfully excised by the transpalatal route. Histological examination showed that it was a mature teratoma. Although nasopharyngeal teratoma is a benign tumor, it may lead to urgency of airway management in the newborn. In this rare case presentation, the differential diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal teratoma has been discussed in accompaniment with the literature information.

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Published

2023-10-26

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