Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18 - a2199
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1388859

Lipoma of Palatine Tonsil: A Case Report

Jan Alessandro Socher 1, Andre Valadares Siqueira 1, Vinicius Pickler Amaral 1
  • 1Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB)

Introduction: Lipoma is a neoplasm of benign characteristics composed of mature adipose cells. It is relatively common in the digestive tract, uncommon in the oropharynx, and especially rare in the palatine tonsil.

Objective: This study aims to report a case of a lipoma of the right palatine tonsil.

Resumed Report: A 47-year-old male patient arrived complaining of dysphagia, rheum, cough, and sensation of pharyngeal globus during the last 2 years, and presented during examination a pedicle tumor in the right tonsil. Tumor resection was performed with the tonsillectomy and the histological findings revealed lipoma in the right tonsil.

Conclusion: After the surgery, the symptoms resolved completely. The lipoma should be part of the differential diagnosis of oropharyngeal tumors.

Keywords: lipoma, tonsillar neoplasms, tonsil.