Uncommon Presentation of a Rare Cases- Incidental Finding in a Tonsillectomy Specimen in Mosul City: Histopathological Study
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2019, Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages 269-276
Histopathological examination in a patient who did tonsillectomy due to various indications reveals
some of a rare but important incidental pathological finding as choriostomatic tissue (cartilage and
fat) and an unusual bacterial colonization (actinomycosis) in tonsillar specimen.
The aim of this study is to represent of an unusual finding of choriostomatic tissue in resected
tonsils, and to evaluate the incidence of Actinomyces colonization with disclose their relation to
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
A case series study design is adopted. The sample of the present study included 100 patients who
have done tonsillectomy are carried out in the ENT Department of Al-jamhori Teaching Hospital in
Mosul city during the period from February 2018 to February 2019.
In the current study, the most frequent indication for tonsillеctomy is recurrent tonsilitis. Also shows
that there is highly significant relation between incidence of actinomycosis with chronic, recurrent
tonsillitis and hypertrophied tonsils (p=0.000, 0.000, 0.003) respectively, there was
a statistically insignificant relationship between the presence of actinomycosis and age furthermore
there is predominance of actinomycosis in tonsillar obstructive hypertrophy 4 (18.2%), moreover
their occurrence in adult patient is more common than in children. The mesenchyme cartilage is seen
only in two adult cases (male 2.3%, female, 2.9%) has recurrent and chronic tonsillitis, respectively.
A histopathological analysis of the tonsillar specimen aids in the diagnosis of actinomycosis
organisms which are difficult defined in culture. Although choristoma in tonsillectomy specimen is
uncommon entity. However, any patient with recurrent or chronic tonsillitis, suspicion for this
condition should be considered.
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