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Bilateral tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyps in a snoring child

Boon Chye Gan1, Wan Nor Najmiyah Wan Abdul Wahab2, Sharifah Emilia Tuan Sharif2, Norhafiza Mat Lazim1, Irfan Mohamad1
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Pediatr Med Rodz 2017, 13 (3), p. 419–422
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2017.0046

Lymphangiomatous polyps of the palatine tonsil are a rare clinical entity with only about 30 odd cases ever reported. All the cases in the literature were described as unilateral tonsillar diseases, except for one paediatric case which had bilateral tonsillar involvement. Due to its unilateral presentation and suspicious appearance similar to tonsillar malignancy, lymphangiomatous polyps may cause heightened anxiety to both patients and doctors alike on a routine oropharyngeal examination. Owing to its rarity and a variety of complex nomenclatures, this condition may also be confusing to the treating otolaryngologist as well as junior pathologist. We report an extremely rare case of bilateral tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyps in a snoring child that was successfully treated surgically via tonsillectomy.

Słowa kluczowe
tonsil, tonsillectomy, polyp, hamartoma, tumour

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