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Salivary gland anlage tumour – a rare cause of congenital nasal obstruction

Tamaryn Daniller, Jacqueline Goedhals, Riaz Seedat

Abstract


Salivary gland anlage tumour, also known as congenital pleomorphic adenoma, is a rare salivary hamartoma that presents in the nasopharynx of neonates. It is important to distinguish this lesion from other causes of neonatal respiratory distress. Treatment usually involves simple excision, and recurrence is rare. No cases of malignant progression have been reported in the literature. We report an interesting case referred to our unit a day after birth with respiratory distress.


Authors' affiliations

Tamaryn Daniller, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Free State and Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Jacqueline Goedhals, Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of the Free State and National Health Laboratory Service, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Riaz Seedat, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Free State and Universitas Academic Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Keywords

Respiratory distress; nasal obstruction; nasopharyngeal mass; salivary gland tumour; congenital pleomorphic adenoma; hamartoma

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South African Journal of Child Health 2014;8(1):31-33. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.536

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-11-06
Date published: 2014-02-05

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