Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
We describe a six month old boy with a mass in the left tonsil. It was present since birth and was enlarging progressively. It was completely excised. Histopathology showed a choristoma of neural origin composed of glial cells--astrocytes in a fibrillary background, and a choroid plexus. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the findings.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
(2005). Heterotopic glial tissue in tonsil: a case report. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 55(11), 507-508.
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