Rogozhin D.V., Zyabkin I.V., Pryanikov P.D., Chuchkalova Z.A., Temirbulatov I.I. Rare nasopharyngeal tumor in a child. Salivary gland anlage tumor. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2021;9(2):71–77 (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.

Salivary gland anlage tumor is a casuistically rare cause of airway obstruction in newborns and young children, which entails difficulties in early clinical diagnosis. Salivary gland anlage tumor, also called congenital pleomorphic adenoma, is a benign nasopharyngeal tumor that can cause nasal cavity obstruction and other concomitant nonspecific symptoms. Tumors of the salivary gland anlage in the nasopharynx more often occur in boys and are found under the age of 3 years, attach to the walls of the nasopharynx with a thin leg, have dimensions of up to 3 cm, do not relapse after removal. In morphological examination, this pathology consists of two cellular components – epithelial (in the form of numerous cysts) and mesenchymal, represented by elongated fibroblast-like cells. The presented article describes a clinical case of surgical treatment of a salivary gland nasopharynx tumor in a boy 2 years 8 months.

Key words: salivary gland anlage tumor, rare nasopharyngeal tumor in a child, nasopharyngeal gamartoma, congenital pleomorphic nasopharyngeal adenoma

Conflicts of interest. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Funding. There was no funding for this study.

Download PDF