Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 580–583 | Cite as

Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil: A Case Report

  • Bridget Burgess
  • Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan
  • Steven Charous
Case Report


Hyalinzing clear cell carcinoma is a rare tumor of the oral cavity and is even more rarely located in the tonsil. Here, we present a case report of a pedunculated tonsillar mass in a nearly asymptomatic patient that was present for 2 years prior to removal. Complete surgical excision was achieved and no adjuvant therapy was recommended. We include a discussion of this rare pathology and its typical clinical presentation and course.


Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma Tonsil cancer Salivary gland cancer 


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Conflict of interest

There is no conflicts of interest for this case report.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA

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