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Title: Lipoma of hypopharynx.
Authors: Tan, K.K. 
Abraham, K.A.
Yeoh, K.H. 
Issue Date: Apr-1994
Citation: Tan, K.K., Abraham, K.A., Yeoh, K.H. (1994-04). Lipoma of hypopharynx.. Singapore Medical Journal 35 (2) : 219-221. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The histologically benign hypopharyngeal lipoma is a potentially fatal tumour because of the risk of upper airway obstruction. It may be asymptomatic or present with symptoms ranging from vague foreign-body sensation to sore throat, dysphagia or dysphonia. The diagnosis may be suggested by indirect or fibreoptic laryngoscopy. Lateral neck soft tissue X-ray and barium swallow may help but CT imaging of the pharynx enables a more precise preoperative diagnosis. Treatment is by surgical excision of the lesion either perorally, endoscopically or via a lateral pharyngotomy. Long-term follow-up is recommended due to the possibility of recurrence and metachronous lesions.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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