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HSV Pseudotumor of the Hypopharynx: A Diagnostic Challenge
  • Mark Knackstedt,
  • Syed Naqvi,
  • Ron Karni
Mark Knackstedt
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
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Syed Naqvi
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
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Ron Karni
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
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Abstract

A 50-year-old male presented with HIV and an ulcerative mass on the hypopharynx. Initially thought to be malignant, multiple biopsies and surgeries over 19 months did not resolve the lesion. Discovery of the cytopathic effect on biopsy led to diagnosis of HSV pseudotumor. The lesion resolved with valacyclovir treatment.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

13 Nov 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
17 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
17 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
25 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor