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Hairy polyp of the oropharynx: a report of two cases and literature review

Hairy polyp of the oropharynx: a report of two cases and literature review

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, ZOL Hospital, Genk, Belgium

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

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Department of Neonatology, ZOL Hospital, Genk, Belgium

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Department of Anatomopathology, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium.

B-ENT 2019; 15: 375-378
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Hairy polyps are rare bigerminal masses that arise most often in the naso-oropharynx. With an incidence of 1 in 40,000 live births, this entity is generally not well known by ENT-specialists, neonatologists, or paediatricians that care for newborns. Due to its location, a hairy polyp can have serious consequences. This diagnosis must be considered in newborns with respiratory obstructions or feeding difficulties. A thorough flexible nasopharyngoscopy examination must be performed. We describe two cases of hairy polyps in the oropharynx and review the literature.

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