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Primary Neuroblastoma Arising in Parapharyngeal Space : A Case Report

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부인두강에 발생한 원발성 신경모세포종 1례
고, 중화  | 정, 연훈  | 김, 문규 | 임, 현이
Journal of the Korean Otolaryngological Society, 42(4). : 530-535, 1999
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Journal of the Korean Otolaryngological Society
Although neuroblastoma is a relatively common malignancy of childhood, it is rare in the head and neck area. While less than 5% of neuroblastoma arise from the cervical sympathetic chain, the head and neck is mostly manifested with a metastatic disease. We encountered a case of primary neuroblastoma arising in the parapharyngeal space in an infant. The patient, a 7-month-old male, presented with multiple neck masses without any other symptoms. Urine VMA and HVA, the magnetic resonance image, an abdominal and chest computed tomogram, and a Tc(99m) MIBI tumor scan were performed. The diagnosis of differentiating neuroblastoma was made by a fine needle aspiration cytology. Complete surgical excision was performed at the expense of sacrificing the sympathetic nerve trunk. No recurrence was noted during the 1-year follow-up period, although the right-sided Horner's syndrome persisted. An accurate preoperative cytologic diagnosis and proper surgical intervention can result in a good prognosis for a low stage cervical neruoblastoma; however, a long term follow-up is indicated.

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고, 중화  |  임, 현이  |  정, 연훈
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