Osteocartilaginous Choriostoma of Palatine Tonsil: a Rare Hidden Entity

Document Type: Case Reports

Authors

1 Dept. of Pathology, SPMC, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

2 Dept. of Pathology, SHKM, GMC, Nalhar, Mewat, Haryana, India

Abstract

A choriostoma is an aggregate of microscopically normal cells or tissues which occurs in an aberrant location. It follows a benign course, rarely seen in head and neck region. A choriostoma of the palatine tonsil is very rare; less than 10 cases were reported till date. A 11-year-old male referred to ENT OPD with chronic tonsillitis and underwent tonsillectomy. The histopathological examination revealed the unexpected presence of cartilage and bone in both tonsils.

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