Wegener’s Granulomatosis presenting as a small saft palate mass

  • Partha Pratim Das Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Pran Gopal Datta Vice Chancellor & Prof. of Otolaryngology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Anindita Datta MD Student (Phase A), BSMMU, Dhaka
Keywords: ANCA, Vasculitis, Wegener’s granulomatosis

Abstract

Wegeners granulomatosis (WG) is a form of vasculitis involves small and medium-sized blood vessels. It commonly involves the upper and lower respiratory tract. However, multisystemic involvement and involvement of kidneys are possible and may lead to a life threatening condition. Therefore early diagnosis is important. Timely beginning of clinical management may considerably influence the further course of disease. Although, it may present as oro-pharyngeal mass surgical procedure is not indicated method of treatment of Wegeners granulomatosis, because it can increase the pathologic process. Here we report a case of Wegeners granulomatosis (WG) presenting as a tissue growth over the soft palate.  

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i1.10423

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2012; 18(1): 74-76

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2012-04-21
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Das, P., Datta, P., & Datta, A. (2012). Wegener’s Granulomatosis presenting as a small saft palate mass. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 18(1), 74-76. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v18i1.10423
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