Primary Tuberculosis of the Vallecula and Pyriform Sinus:a case report and review of literature

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngotogy. Shiraz University of Medial Sciences. Shiraz, Iran.

2 Department of Mycology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Pathology,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz,Iran.

Abstract

Introduction:
Tuberculosis (TB) is a relatively prevalent infectious disease caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily involves the lungs, but it can also affect other organs causing a variety of symptoms. 
Case Report:
In this report, a rare case with primary involvement of pyriform sinus and vallecula due to tuberculosis in a 74-year-old woman who complained of odynophagia for 6 months, is reported. There were no clinical or radiological pulmonary findings.
Conclusion: 
The authors point out the epidemiological importance of tuberculosis and the need for more suspicion when dealing with uncommon lesions to make an early diagnosis.

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