J Korean Soc Laryngol Phoniatr Logoped.  2018 Jun;29(1):44-46. 10.0000/jkslpl.2018.29.1.44.

A Case of Retrophareangeal Tuberculosis Presenting as a Hypernasal Speech

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Changwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. capetown@hanmail.net
  • 3Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Tuberculosis of the retropharynx is extremely rare. The diagnosis is frequently delayed because of its anatomical location and atypical symptom. It would be crucial to consider tuberculosis infection as a possible source of abscess and should be mindful about the tests to diagnose it. We experienced a 23-year-old man with retropharyngeal abscess caused by tuberculosis presenting hypernasality and hoarseness in the throat. In this article, we reviewed the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this case, with a review of literatures.

Keyword

Hypernasality; Retropharyngeal abscess; Tuberculosis
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