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Plexiform Neurofibroma in the Pharyngeal Neck Space

Author(s): MH Baradaranfar

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: skin patches | Itching | skin allergy

A 4.5 –years old boy is presented with a left posterosuperior lateral neck mass, which was noticed since 2 vears prior to admission. 3 antibiotic courses had brought no imperovement.the two masses measured 3 4 and 22 cm located in the left posterior auricular area and anterosuperior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle respectively, were mobile, non-adhesive with slight tenderness and without any inflammatory signs. In surgical investigation the parapharyngeal deep neck space was invaded by yellowish-white tumor with its “worm-like” projections extended into jugular foramen superiorly, lateral orophatyngeal wall medially and supraclavicular aree inferioly. A total resection of the tumor was possible. Pathology showed a plexiform neurofibroma. The patient was discharged after 5 days in good general condition.
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