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Sinister Snoring in A Child

  • Boon Chin Te ,
  • Zhi Xiang Yeoh ,
  • Rohaizam Japar Jaafar ,
  • Bee See Goh ,


Introduction. Snoring in a child is not uncommon and is frequently caused by adenotonsillar hypertrophy, or rarely, by some sinister lesions. High clinical suspicion for head and neck malignancy is warranted in a child with atypical snoring presentation associated with neck swelling.

Case. We present a case of parapharyngeal Lymphoma in a child who presented with progressively worsening snoring. Clinical examination revealed swelling on the left side of the neck, with medialization of the left lateral pharyngeal wall, suggesting a left parapharyngeal tumor. A subsequent biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Lymphoma. Chemotherapy was initiated immediately.

Conclusion. The presentation of head and neck Lymphoma in a child can be vague. Early recognition and treatment are crucial to improve the survival of a child.


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How to Cite

Te, B. C., Yeoh, Z. X., Japar Jaafar, R., & Goh, B. S. (2020). Sinister Snoring in A Child. Bali Medical Journal, 9(3), 872–875.




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