Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 5

Oral Cavity Tuberculosis Masquerading as Squamous Papilloma

Mohd Hadzrie Bin Mohd Hamdan, Mimi Ezreena Esa*, Shashi Gopalan and Sha’ariyah Binti Mohd Mokhtar

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Mimi Ezreena Esa, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Malaysia.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: April 05, 2022

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a unique disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The ability to infect and invade various parts of our body makes it such a contagious disease. It has been known to our society for thousands of years. Since then, we tend to describe it as a chronic infectious disease and classify it into pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB. TB infection of the oral cavity is extremely rare and noticed in about 0.2 - 1.5% TB infected cases [1]. The most common clinical appearance are oral ulcers, odynophagia and lymph node enlargement surrounding the neck. None of these symptoms were seen in our patient. Here, we report a 29 years old gentlemen presenting with a small mass growing in the right palatopharyngeus muscle (posterior pillar) mimicking a squamous papilloma but actually TB of the oropharynx from histopathological analysis.

Keywords: Tuberculosis (TB); Oral Cavity; Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

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Citation

Citation: Mimi Ezreena Esa., et al. “Oral Cavity Tuberculosis Masquerading as Squamous Papilloma".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.5 (2022): 03-05.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Mimi Ezreena Esa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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