Solitary neurofibroma of the right lateral wall of the oropharynx

  • Winga Foma Department of ENT, Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Togo
  • Pani Awesso Department of ENT, Prefectural Hospital of Tsevié, Togo
  • Essobozou P. Pegbessou Department of ENT, Campus Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Togo
  • Bathokedeou Amana Department of ENT, Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Togo
Keywords: neurofibroma, solitary neurofibroma, oropharynx, dysphagia

Abstract

Solitary neurofibroma of the oropharynx is extremely rare. Imaging explorations may be necessary, but the diagnostic certainty is pathological. We report a case of benign tumour of the oropharynx in a 25-year-old woman who was seen for a consultation with dysphagia, a change in voice and dyspnea in the supine position. The excision was performed under general anaesthesia with orotracheal intubation via the oropharyngeal route. Pathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed neurofibroma. Although rare, solitary neurofibroma of the oropharynx should be considered in any benign tumour in the area.

Published
2021-09-30

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