Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx operated by trans-oral and trans-palatal approach

T. Nakashima, R. Yasumatsu, M. Yamauchi, S. Toh, T. Nakano, H. Yamamoto, S. Komune

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Background: Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma is a rare minor salivary gland neoplasm. The treatment of choice is surgical resection with or without post-operative radiotherapy. This tumour often demonstrates a good prognosis. Case report: We report a case of hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma arising in the nasopharynx. A 27-year-old female presented with progressive hearing disturbance and tinnitus. On examination, an expansile mass was observed in her nasopharynx. Biopsy was performed and the pathology results returned as clear cell carcinoma. Results and conclusion: Surgical resection was performed trans-orally accompanied by trans-palatal approach. She has no recurrence during more than two years of follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S95-S97
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue numberS2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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