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What does prominence of the nasopharyngeal soft tissue mean?

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What is the meaning of- prominence of the nasopharyngeal soft tissue most likely lymphoid in nature, involving the region of the tonsils and adenoids
Posted Wed, 26 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for the query.

This is a radiological finding.
In simple terms this means swelling of the area behind the throat between the nose and mouth.

The reason of the swelling may be anything like cold, allergies, irritation etc..

You need contact your doctor for more information.

Hope this answer helps you.
Pleased to answer other queries.
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Follow-up: What does prominence of the nasopharyngeal soft tissue mean? 8 hours later
I hope this type of problem is not related is not related to any thing cancerous. Please confirm.
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is one condition which can present like this. Not to scare you but the incident is more in the third and fourth decade of life.

We need more confirmatory tests to come to a conclusion.

The radiological finding alone in your case is inconclusive of any malignant condition.

Consult your doctor for help.
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