Oral cavity
Congenital anomalies
Hairy polyp


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Revised: 30 January 2019

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Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Rare, arises from oropharynx or nasopharynx
  • Benign lesions containing ectodermal and mesodermal elements
  • Symptoms depend on location and size
Case reports
Clinical images

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Protruding from left side of mouth

Left lateral oropharyngeal wall

Phalic on dorsal tongue

Gross images

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After resection

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Polypoid lesion of epidermis, hair follicles, sebaceous glands and eccrine sweat glands
  • Variable adipose tissue, smooth muscle, striated muscle and cartilage in core
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mesodermal and ectodermal layers

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