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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1505202, 3 pages
Case Report

Primary Lymphangioma of the Palatine Tonsil in a 9-Year-Old Boy: A Case Presentation and Literature Review

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Penteli Children Hospital, Athens, Greece
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Siloah St. Trudpert Hospital, Pforzheim, Germany

Received 20 July 2016; Accepted 29 September 2016

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2016 Eleftheria Iliadou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary lymphangiomas or lymphangiomatous polyps of the palatine tonsil are rare benign lesions that are described infrequently in the literature. The majority of the published cases concern adults. We report a case of a lymphangiomatous lesion of the right palatine tonsil of a 9-year-old boy. Our clinical suspicion was confirmed by the histological examination after tonsillectomy and the diagnosis of primary lymphangioma of the tonsil was made. In this case we discuss the clinical and histopathological features of this lesion and present a short review of the current literature.