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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2011, Article ID 451542, 3 pages
Case Report

Unilateral Lymphangiomatous Polyp of the Palatine Tonsil in a Very Young Child: A Clinicopathologic Case Report

1Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3G9
2Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
3Division of Pediatric Pathology, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
4Department of Otolaryngology, IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Avenue, P.O. Box 9700, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8

Received 22 November 2011; Accepted 21 December 2011

Academic Editors: C. Chantrain and T. Rosser

Copyright © 2011 Edward Park 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.


Childhood lymphangiomatous polyp of the palatine tonsil is a very unusual lesion found in the head and neck. Tonsillectomy has been reported to be the curative procedure of choice for this lesion. We report a case of a very young child with unilateral lymphangiomatous polyp of the palatine tonsil.