Solitary fibrous tumours of the parapharyngeal space are a very rare finding and have been described less than 10 times in the English literature. The Authors discuss a clinical case of a solitary fibrous tumour in the parapharyngeal space in a 77-year-old male, who had begun treatment for a newly discovered obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome with a continuous positive airway pressure - device one year prior to diagnosis. This rare location of an uncommon lesion often gives rise to difficulty in diagnosis or to misdiagnosis and the Authors, therefore, made a review of the scientific literature and analysed the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used. The importance of this report lies mainly in two aspects: on the one hand, the discussion concerning the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and on the other, the need of a thorough evaluation in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome patients before treating them with a chronic device like the continuous positive airway pressure device.

Late diagnosis of a solitary fibrous tumour of the parapharyngeal space in a continuous positive airway pressure-treated patient / G.C. Pipolo, A. Maccari, F. Messina, L. Moneghini, G. Felisati. - In: ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA. - ISSN 0392-100X. - 30:3(2010 Jun), pp. 160-163.

Late diagnosis of a solitary fibrous tumour of the parapharyngeal space in a continuous positive airway pressure-treated patient

G.C. Pipolo
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F. Messina;G. Felisati
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2010

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Solitary fibrous tumours of the parapharyngeal space are a very rare finding and have been described less than 10 times in the English literature. The Authors discuss a clinical case of a solitary fibrous tumour in the parapharyngeal space in a 77-year-old male, who had begun treatment for a newly discovered obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome with a continuous positive airway pressure - device one year prior to diagnosis. This rare location of an uncommon lesion often gives rise to difficulty in diagnosis or to misdiagnosis and the Authors, therefore, made a review of the scientific literature and analysed the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used. The importance of this report lies mainly in two aspects: on the one hand, the discussion concerning the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and on the other, the need of a thorough evaluation in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome patients before treating them with a chronic device like the continuous positive airway pressure device.
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