Inflammatory pseudotumor of the pharynx
Farzan Siddiqui, Gail Bentley, Scott McLean and Samuel Ryu
This is an interesting case of a pseudotumor mimicking a cancerous growth in the pharyngeal region in a 47 year old female. Careful review of the published literature revealed that this is the first such case treated using stereotactic radiation therapy and fifth case of inflammatory pseudotumor of the pharynx ever reported. Patient is doing well after 5 years of follow-up with clinical and radiological evidence of disease control. This case report serves in drawing the attention of the head and neck oncology community to this rare entity and also understanding the natural history of the disease while presenting some options for management.
Keywords: pharyngeal pseudotumor, radiosurgery