Oral cavity & oropharynx

Developmental anomalies

Lymphoid hyperplasia / oral lymphoepithelial cyst

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 18 May 2020

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PubMed Search: Lymphoid hyperplasia polyp

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Lymphoid hyperplasia / oral lymphoepithelial cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitylymphoidhyperplasia.html. Accessed December 6th, 2021.
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)
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