Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions
Lymphoid hyperplasia / polyp

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

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Definition / general
  • Prominent benign lymphoid proliferations
  • Associated with cystic glandular structures
  • Common
  • Lymphoid hyperplasia of Waldeyer ring is a frequent, symptomatic complication of HIV infection, often with HIV+, EBV- multinucleated giant cells in crypt or surface epithelium (Hum Pathol 1999;30:1383)
Case reports
  • 9 year old girl with papillary hyperplasia of palatine tonsils and pharyngeal obstruction simulating malignancy (Am J Surg Pathol 1983;7:579)