BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.04.2011.4084
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A dangerous parapharyngeal mass

  1. Monica Gupta2
  1. 1Gian Sagar Medical College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Monica Gupta, monicamanish2001{at}


A 60-year-old female presented with dry cough since 6 months. There was no history of fever, weight loss, anorexia or gastroesophageal reflux disease. There was no history of dysphagia, hoarseness and lump in the throat or peroral bleed. On oropharyngeal examination, there was a pulsatile mass on right posterolateral pharyngeal wall, that is, behind posterior pillar with mild congestion of posterior pharyngeal wall. Doppler sonography revealed …

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