Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis: A case report presenting with neck mass

Document Type : Case Report


1 Assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology,

2 Resident of otorhinolaryngology

3 Resident of internal medicine


Introduction: Tuberculosis is a common infectious disease. Nasopharyngeal involvement is a rare finding.
History: We present a case (33-year old female) of known chronic renal failure with primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. The only manifestation of disease was bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. There were no tuberculosis lesions in other organs. Diagnosis was made based on result of pathological examination of biopsy. Improvement was obtained by anti tuberculosis therapy.
Conclusion: Tuberculosis must be considered in differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal mass.