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Nasopharyngeal mass mimicking carcinoma caused by sexually transmitted infection
  1. Seiji Hosokawa,
  2. Hiroyuki Mineta
  1. Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seiji Hosokawa, Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu 431-3192, Japan; seijih{at}

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A 20-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to the presence of a nasopharyngeal tumour, throat pain, left nasal obstruction and bleeding in the sputum. Indirect endoscopic examination revealed a mass on the left pharyngeal wall (figure 1). A biopsy of the nasopharyngeal tumour indicated the presence of inflammatory cells (figure 2). She was previously treated for uteritis at another gynaecological clinic after her last menstruation. Immunohistochemical study of the nasopharyngeal …

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