Hyalinizing Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil: A Case Report

Bridget Burgess, Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan, Steven Charous

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Tonsil cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology


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