A case of herpetic tonsillitis showing tumor-like lesion

Aiko Shimizu, Tomoyasu Tachibana, Takuma Makino, Yuko Matsuyama, Yasutoshi Komatsubara, Yoji Wani, Tami Nagatani

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A 39-year-old female complained of sore throat. We suspected the possibility of neoplastic, viral, or infectious diseases such as tuberculosis for the right tonsil showing rough-surfaced tumorous lesion. A biopsy specimen of the lesion revealed herpes simplex virus infection. Histological examination seemed to be useful for early diagnosis of HSV and differentiatial diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1056
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Shimizu, A., Tachibana, T., Makino, T., Matsuyama, Y., Komatsubara, Y., Wani, Y., & Nagatani, T. (2016). A case of herpetic tonsillitis showing tumor-like lesion. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan), 88(13), 1053-1056.