Bilateral tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyps in a snoring child

Boon, Chye Gan and Wan Abdul Wahab, Wan Nor Najmiyah and Tuan Sharif, Sharifah Emilia and Mat Lazim, Norhafiza and Mohamad, Irfan (2017) Bilateral tonsillar lymphangiomatous polyps in a snoring child. Family Medicine, 13 (3). pp. 419-422. ISSN 0742-3225

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 09:25

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