n South African Journal of Child Health - Salivary gland anlage tumour - a rare cause of congenital nasal obstruction : case report
|Article Title||Salivary gland anlage tumour - a rare cause of congenital nasal obstruction : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State, 2 University of the Free State and 3 University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Feb 2014|
|Pages||31 - 33|
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.
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