European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 168, Issue 8, pp 999–1001 | Cite as

Hamartomas of the oro- and nasopharyngeal cavity in infancy: two cases and a short review

  • Anthon R. Hulsmann
  • Noortje de Bont
  • Jan C. den Hollander
  • Johannes A. Borgstein
Short Report



Oro- and nasopharyngeal masses are rare in infancy and consist of developmental anomalies and, mostly benign, neoplasms.

Case report

We report two infants with a tumour in the ear–nose–throat region.


As shown by our cases, the clinical presentation of an oropharyngeal mass in infancy varies from respiratory insufficiency at birth to incidental finding by the parents a few months after birth.


Hamartoma Oropharyngeal neoplasms Dermoid Hairy polyp 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthon R. Hulsmann
    • 1
  • Noortje de Bont
    • 1
  • Jan C. den Hollander
    • 2
  • Johannes A. Borgstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsAmphia Ziekenhuis BredaBredathe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PathologyErasmus Medical CentreRotterdamthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyErasmus Medical CentreRotterdamthe Netherlands

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