Document Type: Case Reports

Authors

1 Associate Professor of Pathology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

2 Senior Resident of Pathology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, now working as General Pathologist.

3 Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

Abstract

Pharyngeal teratomas are rare. We present a mature solid teratoma (so called “hairypolyp”) involving naso- and oro- pharynx in a female infant who presented with a gradually enlarging mass at the roof of the mouth since birth. The pharyngeal mass was protruding into the mouth through a palatine defect present posteriorly which was removed completely. Subsequently she developed malposed anterior palatine teeth and by 15 months of age three of them were extracted. No residual or recurrent tumor wasdetected by CT scan.
 

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