Nodular fasciitis caused a benign tumor which is composed of fibrous tissue. The most commonly affected site is the upper extremity, which accounts for half of all cases. Ten to 20% of the lesions occur in the head and neck area, most of which are subcutaneous. We report a case of nodular fasciitis, which presented as an unusually large submucosal tumor of the pharynx. The tumor was extended from the retropharyngeal to the parapharyngeal space, and it was measured 8 × 4 × 3 em in size. Since nodular fasciitis is known for the spontaneous regression, the tumor was transorally debulked by the use of YAG laser.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Auris Nasus Larynx|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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