Heterotopic pharyngeal brain

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981 Jun;107(6):385-6. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1981.00790420059013.


We report a case of heterotopic brain tissue in the oropharynx without connection to the CNS. We attempt to differentiate this developmental anomaly from encephaloceles and nasal gliomas, in which a communication with the CNS may lead to the development of postoperative meningitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain*
  • Choristoma / complications
  • Choristoma / pathology*
  • Choristoma / surgery
  • Cleft Palate / complications
  • Cleft Palate / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / etiology