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Otorinolaringologia 2019 December;69(4):216-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.19.02226-4

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Purely endoscopic transnasal surgery for nasopharyngeal teratoma in a newborn

Federica PERADOTTO, Giuseppe RIVA , Matteo SENSINI, Paolo TAVORMINA

Unit of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Pediatrics, Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, Turin, Italy



Nasopharyngeal teratomas are rare congenital tumors. Transoral or transpalatal excision is widely used for these masses. A complete resection is important to reduce the risk of recurrence. Purely endoscopic transnasal approaches to nasopharyngeal pathologies became a standard surgical technique in adult patients over the past decade. However, it has been rarely used in newborns. A complete resection of nasopharyngeal masses, especially if pedunculated, and the lower complication rate represent the main advantages of this approach. We report a case of nasopharyngeal teratoma in a newborn, with posterior cleft palate and extension to the oral cavity. Purely endoscopic transnasal surgery was performed.


KEY WORDS: Nasopharyngeal neoplasms; Teratoma; Newborn infant; Endoscopic surgery; Child

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