Cystic lesions of the pterygoid process

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2014 Feb;131(1):61-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anorl.2013.03.005. Epub 2013 Aug 14.


Introduction: Cystic lesions of the pterygoid process are rare: there are only four case reports in PubMed.

Case report: Two new cases (one schwannoma and one cystic lymphangioma) are reported, with clinical, radiological and therapeutic aspects.

Discussion: A literature review presents the semiology, radiology and treatment of cystic lesions of the pterygoid process.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic* / diagnosis
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic* / surgery
  • Male
  • Neurilemmoma* / diagnosis
  • Neurilemmoma* / surgery
  • Skull Base Neoplasms
  • Skull Base*
  • Skull Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skull Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Sphenoid Bone*