(Tornwaldt cyst; pharyngeal bursitis)

The rare, occurring in the midline of the nasopharynx tornwaldt cyst can become infected as well.

When tornwaldt cyst is a radical of the embryonic notochord in nasopharyngeal space located on the superior pharyngeal constrictor and is covered by mucous membrane. If the cyst is infected, permanent pus can lead to an unpleasant taste and bad breath, an obstruction of the Eustachian tube and sore throat.

The rare, occurring in the midline of the nasopharynx tornwaldt cyst can become infected as well. When tornwaldt cyst is a radical of the embryonic notochord in nasopharyngeal space located on the superior pharyngeal constrictor and is covered by mucous membrane. If the cyst is infected, permanent pus can lead to an unpleasant taste and bad breath, an obstruction of the Eustachian tube and sore throat. At the cyst opening a purulent exudate can be seen. The diagnosis is made nasopharyngoskopisch and secured in unclear cases by CT or MRI. The treatment consists in a marsupialization or excision of the cyst.

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