J Rhinol > Volume 22(2); 2015
Journal of Rhinology 2015;22(2):123-127.
Published online November 30, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2015.22.2.123   
A Two Cases of Primary Tuberculosis at the Nasopharynx
Young Sang Cho, Nayeon Choi, Hyo Yeol Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. siamkhy@gmail.com
비인두에서 발생한 원발성 결핵 2례
조영상, 최나연, 김효열
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 이비인후과학교실
Upper airway tuberculosis usually develops as a secondary infection from pulmonary tuberculosis, and primary upper airway tuberculosis, especially in nasopharynx, is a rare disease. The appropriate treatment for nasopharyngeal tuberculosis has been difficult because of complicated initial diagnosis and suspicion. Physicians should consider various granulomatous diseases in differential diagnosis. However, upper airway tuberculosis can be highly contagious, like pulmonary tuberculosis; therefore, early diagnosis and proper management are important. We recently experienced the successful early diagnosis and treatment of two cases of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis and report these cases with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Nasopharynx;Tuberculosis

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