Published: 2020-06-25

Large lymphangiomatous polyp present in palatine tonsil: a case report

G. Soundara Rajan, D. Senthamarai Kannan, Veerasigamani Narendrakmar, Arya N. Baby


Lymphangiomatous polyps are rare tumours present in head and neck. Squamous papilloma accounts for majority of benign lesions, whereas vascular tumours are rarely reported. Tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyp is an uncommon hamartomatous lesion that generally arise from tonsillar surface. We present a case of young adolescent female with right tonsillar mass, tonsillectomy performed and post operatively found to be lymphangiomatous polyp, which has been rarely reported.


Lymphangioma, Tonsil, Palatine tonsil, Hamartoma

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