Defined by Stout in 1948, chondrolipomas are mesenchymal tumors resulting from cartilaginous metaplasia in lipomas and having two mature tissues simultaneously (1).
Chondrolipomas can only be differentiated histopathologically from other pathologies because the radiological and physical characteristics are similar with other masses (8).
In this case report, a 17-year-old male patient who presented to our clinic complaining of dysphagia and was diagnosed with tonsillar chondrolipoma is described, along with radiological, clinical, and immunohistochemical findings, as well as the review of the literature.
Histopathologic diagnosis was reported as chondrolipoma. Surgical margins were negative.
Chondrolipoma is a rare form of lipoma, which can be found at any anatomical site.
To the best of our knowledge, there are only two articles where chondrolipoma in tonsils has been reported in the literature so far (3, 4).
Primary variants of lipoma can be listed as angiolipoma, myolipoma, fibrolipoma, angiomyolipoma, myelolipoma, chondroid lipoma, chondrolipoma, fusiform cell, and pleomorphic lipoma.
To the best of our knowledge, there are only two cases of chondrolipoma in palatine tonsils reported in the literature.
Chondrolipoma: Report of a rare intra oral variant with review of histiogenetic concepts.
Chondrolipoma of head and neck: case report and review of literature.