Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis

J Laryngol Otol. 1999 Oct;113(10):928-31. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100145621.


Rhinopharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare pathological condition. It is most often associated with lymph node and pulmonary lesions, but it may be an isolated finding. The authors report a recent case of an isolated rhinopharyngeal tuberculosis in a 64-year-old female. A review of the literature is presented. They emphasize the clinical presentation, that, in all aspects, may resemble a malignant tumour of the nasopharynx, as well as the difficulty of obtaining a pathological and bacteriological diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification
  • Nasopharyngeal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nasopharyngeal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Nasopharynx / diagnostic imaging
  • Nasopharynx / microbiology
  • Nasopharynx / pathology
  • Radiography
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis / diagnostic imaging