Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil: case report

  • Erdinc Aydin
  • Levent Naci Ozluoglu
  • Beyhan Demirhan
  • Unser Arıkan
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-006-0124-9

Cite this article as:
Aydin, E., Ozluoglu, L.N., Demirhan, B. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2006) 263: 1155. doi:10.1007/s00405-006-0124-9

Abstract

Follicular dendritic cell sarcomas are unusual, and extranodal origin is extremely rare. The English literature contains only eight cases in which this sarcoma has been presented as a tonsillar mass. We report a new case of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil in a 76 year old woman. The patient underwent diagnostic tonsillectomy for a left tonsillar mass, and follicular dendritic cell sarcoma was diagnosed based on histopathological and immunoperoxidase findings. Postoperative radiotherapy was performed. The patient is alive and disease-free at 4 years of follow-up. Without a high index of suspicion, this entity can easily be missed. We believe that follicular dendritic cell sarcoma should be included in the differential diagnosis for any tonsillar mass.

Keywords

Follicular dendritic cell sarcomaTonsil

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erdinc Aydin
    • 1
  • Levent Naci Ozluoglu
    • 1
  • Beyhan Demirhan
    • 2
  • Unser Arıkan
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck SurgeryBaskent UniversityBahcelievler-AnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Department of PathologyBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey