For citation: N.А. Daikhes, A.S. Yunusov, D.P. Polyakov, E.V. Molodtsova, P.I. Belavina, A.G. Ryazanskaya. Congenital heterotopia (teratoma) of the oropharynx. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2021;9(1):79–82 (In Russian). The authors are responsible for the originality of the data presented and the possibility of publishing illustrative material – tables, figures, photographs of patients.
Teratoma is a tumor consisting of several types of tissues, derivatives of one to three germ layers, which is unusual for one or another anatomical region of the organism. Teratoma can grow into the cavity of the nose, mouth, and skull. Usually it is localized on the lateral wall of the oropharynx or nasopharynx, more often on the left side, as well as in the area of the root of the tongue and the posterior surface of the soft palate. The article describes a case of congenital heterotopia of the oropharynx in an 11-month-old child. Clinical case. From birth, the parents noted that the child has throwing food into the nose during feeding, snoring with episodes of apnea. According to the results of MRI of the nasopharynx and oropharynx in the lumen of the oropharynx is determined rounded-elongated neoplasm dimensions 11x9x22 mm. Under endotracheal anesthesia using radio wave technology under endoscopic control the neoplasm was removed completely. According to the histological conclusion the material removed was a teratoma. Recurrent neoplasm for all the time follow- up observation not found within 2 years.
Key words: teratoma, congenital heterotopy, malformation, oropharynx
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