Lymphangiomatous Polyp of Tonsil: A Case Report


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Sayar H., Sayar C., Adamhasan F., Uguz A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, cilt.32, ss.119-121, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01237
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.119-121

Özet

Lymphangiomatous polyps of the palatine tonsils are uncommon hamartomatous proliferations that could be clinically misdiagnosed as malignant neoplasms. These polyps consist of dilated lymphatic vessels located inside fibrous and/or adipose tissue. In this paper, a 27-year-old man who presented to the outpatient clinic with a complaint of dysphagia is presented. On physical examination, the patient had a smooth, polypoid mass extending from the posterior section of the right palatine tonsil into the oropharynx. The patient underwent right tonsillectomy. Histopathological examination of the specimen showed typical features of a lymphangiomatous polyp of the tonsil. The case is reported with the accompanying literature to avoid the possibility of misdiagnosing it as a malignant lesion clinically.