A Rare Case: Cartilaginous Choristoma of the Soft Palate

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Karatayli Ozgursoy S., UMUDUM H., Beriat G., Kaya S.

Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, vol.67, no.4, pp.444-446, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12070-015-0897-5
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-446


© 2015, Association of Otolaryngologists of India.Cartilaginous choristomas occur in abnormal sites that usually do not contain chondrocytes. These lesions are very rarely seen in the soft palate. We present a 38 year-old patient with cartilaginous choristoma located in nasopharyngeal surface of soft palate. Histopathological examination demonstrated a well demarcated mature hyaline cartilage tissue which was surrounded with seromucous salivary glands under a benign respiratory epithelium.