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Lymphangiofibrolipomatous hamartomaous polyp of tonsil
  1. Sejal Mehta1,
  2. Shilpy Jha2,
  3. Amit Kumar Adhya3 and
  4. Suvradeep Mitra3
  1. 1 Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
  2. 2 Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
  3. 3 Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suvradeep Mitra, sugreebm{at}


Benign tumours of the tonsils are rare. Majority of these lesions are diagnosed as squamous papilloma. Hamartoma is a benign tumor-like malformation. Hamartoma in tonsils is unique and only a few anecdotal cases are reported until now. Tonsillar hamartoma usually presents as unilateral or bilateral polyp with clinical features of dysphagia or foreign body sensation. Histopathologically, normal tissues are noted in a haphazard or disorganised way. We hereby present a case of 31-year-old male patient with tonsillar hamartomatous polyp presenting with the symptom of a foreign body sensation in the throat. The diagnosis of this entity and its distinction from other clinico-pathological mimickers require histopathological examination and awareness. A complete surgical excision is curative without any evidence of disease recurrence.

  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • otolaryngology/ENT

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  • Contributors SM and SJ were involved in the data collection and preparation of the manuscript. AKA was involved in the critical review of the paper. SM conceptualised the paper and reviewed the manuscript critically.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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