Published: 2022-06-24

Gigantic fibroepithelial polyp of the tonsil: a unique case

Diksha Kumari, Rakesh K. Singh


Being a benign lesion of mesodermal origin, the fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) are a rare clinical entity arising from tonsil. It is also known as acrochordons with an exceptionally low incidence of malignant change. We present a rare case of huge FEPs of the right tonsil in a 15 years old female of the low socioeconomic group which was a subject of magic for society unless it created a significant problem in alimentation. It is one of the largest FEPs of the oropharynx reported till now to the best of our knowledge. The tumour attained such a gigantic size within the period of 8 years of negligence. The lesion was surgically removed by right side tonsillectomy as the lesion was attached to its lower pole. The strengthening of the health care system in rural areas is required for prompt management of such lesions and to prevent any form of catastrophe.


Tonsils, Polyps, Fibroepithelial

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