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Case Report  |   March 1989
Tumors of the pharyngomaxillary space
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Case Report   |   March 1989
Tumors of the pharyngomaxillary space
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 1989, Vol. 89, 329. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.3.329
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, March 1989, Vol. 89, 329. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.3.329
Abstract

A bulging of the soft palate should alert one to the possibility of a mass in the pharyngomaxillary space. Work-up includes CT scan or MRI and possible needle aspiration. Open biopsy should be avoided. Benign, mixed tumors are most commonly encountered. Surgical excision by external approach is generally advocated.