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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01237
Lymphangiomatous Polyp of Tonsil: A Case Report
Hamide SAYAR1, Çağdaş SAYAR2, Fulya ADAMHASAN3, Aysun UĞUZ4
1Department of Pathology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Faculty of Medicine, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
2Department of Otolaryngology, Kahramanmaraş State Hospital, KAHRAMANMARAŞ, TURKEY
3Adana Numune Education and Research Hospital, ADANA, TURKEY
4Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, ADANA, TURKEY
Keywords: Tonsillar neoplasm, Polyps, Hamartoma

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.

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