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Nasopharyngeal Hairy Polyp

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonym: Nasopharyngeal hairy polyp


A benign polypoid lesion that arises from the nasopharynx. It usually affects neonates and older infants. It manifests as a pedunculated mass associated with cough, dyspnea, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing. It is composed of ectoderm and mesoderm. [from NCI]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVNasopharyngeal Hairy Polyp

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Chang SS, Halushka M, Meer JV, Goins M 3rd, Francis HW
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008 Feb;72(2):261-4. Epub 2007 Nov 19 doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.10.003. PMID: 18023885
Green VS, Pearl GS
Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006 Mar;130(3):e33-4. doi: 10.5858/2006-130-e33-AYWWAN. PMID: 16519581
Roh JL
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2004 Aug;68(8):1087-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2004.03.005. PMID: 15236898
Kochanski SC, Burton EM, Seidel FG, Chanin LR, Hensley S, Acker JD
J Comput Assist Tomogr 1990 Nov-Dec;14(6):1000-1. doi: 10.1097/00004728-199011000-00027. PMID: 2229543

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