Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Primary Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis Mimicking Carcinoma

Jyoti Singh* and Taha M Abdelaal

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Universal Hospital Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Correspondance to: Jyoti Singh 

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Primary nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis (TB) is extremely rare. However, it must not be excluded from the differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal lesions. Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis has an excellent prognosis and it has complete resolution if treated properly Nasolaryngoscopy is easy to learn, safe, painless, convenient to perform, and readily accepted by patients. Furthermore, it also allows direct visualization and evaluation of both the lesion and the nasopharynx and larynx anatomy, under local anesthesia. It thus allows for early diagnosis and treatment. Unexplained and prolonged upper respiratory manifestations with mass or ulcerative lesions at the nasopharynx give suspicion of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. We report here a case of 28-year old female who presented with mild symptoms related to the nasopharynx which turned out to be tuberculosis of nasopharynx.


Primary tuberculosis; Nasal endoscopy malignancy; Nasopharynx


Singh J, Abdelaal TM. Primary Nasopharyngeal Tuberculosis Mimicking Carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020; 3(1):1081.

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