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Osteochondroma of the Parapharyngeal Space: A Rare Case Report

Ashok K Gupta, Karan Gupta, Darwin Kaushal

Citation Information : Gupta AK, Gupta K, Kaushal D. Osteochondroma of the Parapharyngeal Space: A Rare Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013; 5 (4):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-5-4-30

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Extraskeletal osteochondroma in parapharyngeal space is very rare. It is important to note that such a diagnosis be considered when a discrete, ossified mass is localized in soft tissues, even at atypical sites. Its diagnosis is based on radiological and histopathological examination. We should be clinically aware of this benign entity as no malignant transformation or metastasis has been reported. Excision with adequate cuff of tissue is treatment of choice. We did not encounter any case report of osteochondroma in the parapharyngeal space in literature, with our best possible effort.

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