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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 148
Epidermoid cyst localized in the palatine tonsil


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig, Turkey

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Kaplama Mehmet Erkan
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.110729

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Epidermoid and dermoid cysts are benign, developmental lesions that can be encountered anywhere in the body. Our literature search did not result in a finding of any report of an epidermoid cyst located in the palatine tonsils. This is a report of a 42-year-old female patient who underwent a tonsillectomy for diagnostic purposes because of an epidermoid cyst arising from the tonsil which was confirmed by histology.


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