Lipoma of the left tonsillar fossa

R. Benson-Mitchell, N. Tolley, C. B. Croft, D. Roberts

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Lipomas are common benign connective tissue tumours composed of adult adipose tissue. They are relatively rare in the upper aerodigestive tract, although they occur with considerable frequency in other areas, particularly in the subcutaneous tissues of the neck. Although there are several reports of this tumour occurring in the oropharynx, there is no recorded case of a lipoma of the tonsillar fossa. An 83-year-old man with a left tonsillar fossa lipoma is presented. Clinical presentation, management and a literature review are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Lipoma
  • Oropharynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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