Parapharyngeal space tumours: an 18 year review.

  title={Parapharyngeal space tumours: an 18 year review.},
  author={Kenny P Pang and Christopher Hood Keng Goh and How Ming Tan},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={116 3},
Parapharyngeal space tumours account for only 0.5 per cent of all head and neck tumours. Due to their inherent location, they present with varied non-specific signs and symptoms, resulting in a delay in diagnosis and unnecessary procedures, such as a 'tonsillectomy' or 'incision and drainage' of a 'quinsy'. Thirty-one patients, operated on over an 18-year period (1981 to 1998), in the Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, are presented. Their ages ranged from 21 to 86 years… CONTINUE READING