Symptomatic Retropharyngeal Lipoma: Case Report


Lipomas are benign tumors of mesenchymal origin, which usually develop very slowly and demonstrate a non-infiltrating behavior and they tend to growth slowly. This paper is presenting a case of an adult diagnosed with retropharyngeal lipoma, thus expanding currently literature. Considering hypothesis of SPL when evaluating a patient with bulbar signs, snoring or with excessive daily sleepiness and consider computer tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of the neck to confirm diagnosis and promptly refer patient for a surgical evaluation


Retropharyngeal, lipoma, dysphagia, dyspnea