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 IJOHNS  Vol.6 No.2 , March 2017
A Pedunculated Fibrolipomatous Polyp of Tonsil: A Rare Case Report
Abstract:
Lipoma being the most common mesenchymal tumour of the body is rare in head and neck region. Fibrolipoma is a rare benign tumour of palatine tonsil which may present a pedunculated lesion in oropharynx and can cause dysphagia, foreign body sensation in throat, sleep disturbance and voice change. Our patient presented with foreign body sensation in throat. Examination showed pedunculated polypoidal mass arising from right palatine tonsil, treated with tonsillectomy under general anaesthesia. Histopathological examination confirmed as fibrolipoma of tonsil. Malignant transformation in fibrolipoma is very rare but some cases have been reported. Hence patient was followed up for two years and no recurrence noted.
Cite this paper: Lambor, D. , Kumar, S. , Kakodkar, N. and Sose, S. (2017) A Pedunculated Fibrolipomatous Polyp of Tonsil: A Rare Case Report. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 6, 16-21. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2017.62004.
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