An endonasal approach to the resection of a papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma of the Eustacian tube

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Objectives: Papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma of the sinonasal tract is exceedingly rare. The objectives of this case report are to describe a case of papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma presenting in the nasopharynx and to review the literature pertaining to other similar cases. Methods: A review of the patient's chart and a review of the English literature were conducted. Results: We describe the case of a 64 year-old woman who presented with a 3-year history of epistaxis and right-sided otitis media with effusion. The patient had been followed for a known nasopharyngeal mass that had twice been biopsied and in both cases was considered a benign mass pathologically. A third biopsy was diagnosed as a low-grade papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma. The patient was otherwise asymptomatic. The patient was referred to a multidisciplinary cancer clinic at which endoscopic resection was determined to be the preferred treatment modality. A literature review and approach to patients with nasopharyngeal masses will be presented. Conclusions: Papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor that can present in the nasopharynx. We describe the endoscopic surgical management of one such patient that presented to our care. © 2013 glicksman et al.

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Glicksman, J. T., Franklin, J. H., Shepherd, J., & Rotenberg, B. W. (2013). An endonasal approach to the resection of a papillary seromucinous adenocarcinoma of the Eustacian tube. Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 42(FEB). https://doi.org/10.1186/1916-0216-42-12

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