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Rhinoscleroma Mimicking Malignancy: A case report

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Author(s): Deepak Abrol, M Maqbool, Fir Afroz, M Ashraf, N A Khan

Journal: JK Science : Journal of Medical Education & Research
ISSN 0972-1177

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 32;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Rhinoscleroma | Malignancy | Chronic Granuloma

ABSTRACT
Rhinoscleroma is an uncommon chronic granulomatous disease of the upper airways affecting nasalcavity, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi. The oral cavity, para nasal sinuses, and soft tissues ofthe lips and nose can be affected. In rare cases, rhinoscleroma spreads to the orbit. We present a case thatwas being evaluated for bilateral neck nodal mass, was confused with malignancy and subsequently, onthorough clinicopathological evaluation, was diagnosed as rhinoscleroma. This case underlines the importanceof thorough clinical evaluation and diagnostic workup before instituting any sort of treatment in oncology.
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