Objective: Although nasopharynx (NF) has an anatomically distant sites to view, biopsy can be taken easily from NF by the help of an endoscope in order to reach a definitive diagnosis. In this study, NF pathology results in the patient group were analyzed retrospectively.
Methods: NF biopsy results of 80 patients who were admitted to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic of Dumlupınar University Evliya Celebi Education and Research Hospital between September 2012-February 2016 were included in the study, retrospectively. NF has been viewed to rule out NF cancer under general or local anesthesia by rigid or flexible endoscopes and punch biopsies were taken.
Results: NF patients who underwent biopsy were composed of 25 (31.2%) females and 55 (68.8%) males and the average age was 35.33. Histopathological results in 3 patients (3.7%) were malignant. The pathology (96.3%) were identified as chronic lymphoid hyperplasia and lymphoid processes in the remaining 77 patients. 4 patients underwent repeat biopsy follow-on clinical suspicion of malignancy, but ultimately malignancy was not observed.
Conclusion: NF biopsy is a method which is easily applied in the examination of the cancer and other masses of NF. In this study, age, sex, clinical and histopathologic analysis of the patients who underwent NF biopsies were discussed in the light of the literature.
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