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Erciyes Medical Journal
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Erciyes Medical Journal A Giant Thornwaldt Cyst: Case Report [J Clin Pract Res]
J Clin Pract Res. 2014; 36(4): 170-173 | DOI: 10.5152/etd.2014.4000

A Giant Thornwaldt Cyst: Case Report

İbrahim Ketenci1, Mehmet Celalettin Cihan2, Murat Doğan3, Ebru Akay4, Yaşar Ünlü1
1Department of Otolaryngology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Clinic of Otolaryngology, İbnisina Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Clinic of Otolaryngology, Kayseri Education and Training Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
4Clinic of Pathology, Kayseri Education and Training Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Thornwaldt cyst develops if the opening of the bursa to the nasopharynx is obstructed due to infections, adenoidectomy, or radiotherapy. In this manuscript, a 53-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital with the complaint of nasal obstruction was discussed. In his nasopharyngoscopic examination, a smooth-surfaced, frustrating coana was found. Computerized tomography revealed a cystic lesion. This lesion was not destroying the bones, and it was marsupialized under general anesthesia with the diagnosis of Thornwaldt cyst.

Keywords: Nasal obstruction, nasopharyngeal diseases, nasal airway obstruction

İbrahim Ketenci, Mehmet Celalettin Cihan, Murat Doğan, Ebru Akay, Yaşar Ünlü. A Giant Thornwaldt Cyst: Case Report. J Clin Pract Res. 2014; 36(4): 170-173

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Celalettin Cihan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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