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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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Abstract

MINZER, Simona; FERNANDEZ, Lara; BRAVO, Gustavo  and  GALLEGOS, Iván. Lymphangiomatous polyps of adenoids and palatine tonsils: one case report. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2014, vol.74, n.2, pp.151-154. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162014000200010.

Lymphangiomatous polyps are hamartomatous congenital malformations. They are histologically characterized by a vascular lymphatic proliferation associated with fibrous, adipose and lymphatic components covered by squamous epithelium. There are only 30 cases described in the literature by the name of lymphangiomatous polyp, since it has multiple denominations. Even though their etiopathogenesis is unknown, their clinical presentation is described as a polypoid mass in the palatine tonsils, which may have multiple manifestations. The diagnosis is made histologically after complete resection. There have not been reports of malignant transformation nor recurrence. We present a case of a five year old patient with history of bilateral palatine tonsil growth. Final biopsy described lymphangiomatous polyps of adenoids and palatine tonsils.

Keywords : Polyps; hamartoma; palatine tonsils; adenoids.

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