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Case Report
A Rare Tumor of Palatine Tonsils: Chondrolipoma
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey  
2 Department of Pathology, Health Sciences University, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 180-182
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3317
Key Words: Chondrolipoma, palatine tonsil, tonsillar neoplasm, dysphagia
Abstract

Chondrolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors that have two mature tissues simultaneously and emerge as a result of cartilaginous metaplasia in lipomas. They rarely occur in the head and neck area (1%-4%), and occur more frequently in the 60-70 years age group. Although there are cases of the nasopharynx, tongue, lip, and neck reported in the literature, we have been able to find only two cases on tonsils. The case of a 17-year-old male patient, who presented to our clinic complaining of dysphagia and was diagnosed with tonsillar chondrolipoma, is described here, along with the radiological, clinical, and immunohistochemical findings, as well as the review of the literature

 

Cite this article as: Öztürk G, Tunç U, Balaban K, Eyigür H. A Rare Tumor of Palatine Tonsils: Chondrolipoma. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56(3): 180-2.

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