Plasma cell granuloma of the tonsil

Authors

  • Thomas G. Weilbaecher MD,

    1. Department of Pathology, VA Medical Center and Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans
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  • Deba P. Sarma MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Pathology, VA Medical Center and Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans
    • 1601 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70146
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Abstract

Plasma cell granuloma (inflammatory pseudotumor) has been described most commonly in the lung. Review of the English literature fails to reveal occurrence of such a lesion in the tonsil. We are reporting such a case presenting as a unilateral tonsillar mass in a 63-year-old man. A more typical case of plasma cell granuloma of lung is also presented to illustrate the similarity between the tonsillar and pulmonary lesions.

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