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Nasopharyngeal Chondrolipoma

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Author(s): A. J. Kinshuck | S. Agrawal | V. M. Patel | P. W. Bishop | P. H. Jones

Journal: International Journal of Otolaryngology
ISSN 1687-9201

Volume: 2010;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In this case report, we describe the presentation and treatment of a patient with nasopharyngeal chondrolipoma. Lipomas are common soft tissue tumours, although their incidence in the nasopharynx is very low. A rarer variant of lipoma, chondrolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumours. They are formed by the proliferation of mature adipocytes and contain different amounts of mature cartilaginous tissue; Weiss “Enzinger and Weiss's soft tissue tumours”, 4th ed: Mosby, St Louis; 2001 This represents the second reported case of a nasopharyngeal chondrolipoma. An endonasal approach to excision has not been previously described.

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