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Pan Afr Med J


Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis: report of four cases and review of the literature.


Darouassi Y, Aljalil A, Hanine A, Enneouali A, Bouaity B, Touati M M, Ammar H
Pan Afr Med J. 2019; 33:150.
PMID: 31558947.


Even if tuberculosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, nasopharyngeal location is unusual and extremely rare. We report four new cases observed with short time interval suggesting a trend towards increased frequency. The diagnosis was confirmed by histological analysis after a biopsy. The evolution was favorable after anti tuberculosis chemotherapy. In the light of those observations and a review of the literature, we will discuss different characteristics of this disease and we will highlight the need of a systematic biopsy in order to confirm diagnosis and exclude undifferentiated carcinoma especially in endemic regions for both diseases.