2B6B.2Z/C11 Malignant neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil without mention of type



The exact cause of malignant neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil is unknown. It is believed to be caused by changes in the DNA of cells in the tonsil.


Diagnosis is usually done through biopsy of the affected tonsil. This can be done either by endoscopy or by surgical removal of the tonsil.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes other throat conditions such as chronic tonsillitis, laryngitis, and pharyngitis.


Treatment of malignant neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.


Prognosis depends on the stage of the cancer and other factors. Generally, the prognosis is better for early stage cancers than for more advanced cancers.

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