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Cartilaginous Choristoma of Palatine Tonsil

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Author(s): Harishankar Pandey | Sudeep Thakur | Manoj Kumar Gupta | Karsing Patiri

Journal: Journal of Case Reports
ISSN 2231-6809

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 9;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Cartilaginous choristoma | Tonsillitis

ABSTRACT
Choriostoma is a mass of histologically normal tissue in an abnormal location. It is a developmental anomaly of second pharyngeal arch, follows a benign course and could be the cause of recurrent tonsillitis. Here, we report a case of 36 year old male who presented with recurrent episodes of tonsillitis. Histopathology revealed islands of mature hyaline cartilage surrounded by lymphoid follicles along with areas of calcification.
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