Peculiar presentation of extraparotid Warthin’s tumour
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2 Department of Pathology, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Correspondence: Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya, Otorhinolaryngologist & Head and Neck Surgeon, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, tel.: +6012-6841223, e-mail: shakthy_18@yahoo.com
Pediatr Med Rodz 2019, 15 (4), p. 424–426
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2019.0074
ABSTRACT

Aim of the study: To emphasize the importance of meticulous history and examination as well as the awareness of various possibilities of diagnosis and management. Case study: Warthin’s tumour is a benign tumour which mostly arises from the parotid gland and rarely involves minor salivary glands. Extraparotid or ectopic Warthin’s tumour most commonly involves the submandibular gland. We report a rare case of nasopharyngeal Warthin’s tumour with an unusual presentation. A 59-year-old man presented with left submandibular swelling with right-sided nasopharyngeal fullness. Biopsy of the nasopharyngeal mass along with imaging was suggestive of Warthin’s tumour. Conclusion: We would like to highlight the challenge in diagnosing this entity and discuss its management.

Keywords: Warthin’s tumour, salivary gland tumours, nasopharynx