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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2006;40(5): 381-384.
Tonsillar Lymphangiomatous Polyp: Report of Two Cases.
Han Suk Ryu, Soo Young Jung, Jae Soo Koh, Seung Sook Lee
Department of Pathology, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, 215-4 Gongneung-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea. sslee@kcch.re.kr
ABSTRACT
Tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyp is an uncommon hamartomatous lesion that generally arises from the tonsillar surface, and it has rarely been reported in the medical literature. Because of the uncommon clinical and pathological features of these polyps, pathologists and clinicians may experience difficulty in correctly classifying them. We report herein two cases of lymphangiomatous polyp of the tonsil in a 49 year-old man and a 30 year-old man who both presented with a tonsillar mass of the palatine tonsil. Microscopically, there were protruding polypoid lesions that had a core of fibroadipose tissue with dilated multiple lymphatics and aggregated lymphoid tissue. Both patients have been stable since resection.
Key Words: Tonsil; Lymphangioma; Polyp; Hamartoma