Lymphoid papillary hyperplasia of palatine tonsils: A rare pediatric case from Turkey


ALTUN BİNGÖL D., Arslan H. H., Umudum H., Okur G., Ersal Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY EXTRA, vol.10, no.2, pp.25-27, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

Lymphoid papillary hyperplasia (LPH) is a rare abnormality of the tonsils with a tendency to affect young Asian females. We report a case of this rare condition in a 13-year-old girl. To our best knowledge, this case is the only pediatric Turkish case of LPH reported in the literature. The significance of recognizing this abnormality lies in its clinical appearance, given the fact that despite the clinical characteristics suggesting a diagnosis of epithelial papilloma or evenmalignancy, this process is benign, non-neoplastic, can readily be differentiated from other neoplastic lesions by histologic examination, and can easily be cured by tonsillectomy. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.