A duplex scan revealed a large heterogeneous non-vascular soft tissue mass which was confirmed on CT scan with significant paratonsillar
and pharyngeal involvement.
The clinical data collected from the patients' medical records included their age, gender, concomitant respiratory symptoms (cough, sputum, rhinorrhea, pharyngeal injection, and paratonsillar
hypertrophy), and intussusception.
The mass extends medially involving the paratonsillar
region, laterally extends into infra temporal space.
The four causes listed were: (1) paratonsillar
abscess; (2) posterior pharyngeal abeess; (3) vascular injury; and (4) thoracic aneurysm.