Retropharyngeal lipoma causing dysphagia

J Akhtar, M Shaykohn, John Crocker, AR D'Souza

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    Lipomas of the retropharyngeal region are rare, slow-growing tumours that attain a large size before producing symptoms such as dysphagia and dyspnoea. Clinical diagnosis may be difficult. However computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice and helps in definitive diagnosis preoperatively, although final histological confirmation is essential. Surgery is the treatment of choice. In the following paper we report a case of retropharyngeal lipoma presenting with dysphagia which was managed surgically with complete amelioration of symptoms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)458-459
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2001


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