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Pleomorphic Lipoma: A Rare Tumor in the Retropharyngeal Space

Vidya Bhushan Rangappa, Raghavendra Suresh, Kapila Manikantan

Citation Information : Rangappa VB, Suresh R, Manikantan K. Pleomorphic Lipoma: A Rare Tumor in the Retropharyngeal Space. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (1):28-30.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-6-1-28

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Lipomas are benign tumors arising from fat cells. Occurrence of lipoma in retropharyngeal space is very rare entity. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of pleomorphic lipoma being reported in the retropharyngeal space. They are usually asymptomatic until they are of large size. We report a case of a large pleomorphic lipoma in the retropharyngeal space, with emphasis on the clinical characters and histologic characteristics of the lesion. These tumors are best managed surgically by a transcervical approach.

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