IT IS UNUSUAL to find salivary gland tissue lodged in the tonsil fossa after the tonsil itself has been removed. The color and texture are similar to those of the tonsil; however, the lobulated segments should soon make the surgeon suspicious. Neumann1 in 1928 reported the first case of such tissue in the tonsillar fossa. In 1948 O'Neil2 reviewed the literature and added another case of his own. He noted the cases of Neumann,1 Tillotson,3 Sydell,4 Prohovnik,5 Armstrong,6 and Hitschler and Cope.7 There were four cases mentioned by Warren B. Davis and Joseph C. Donelly, which were reported in the discussion following the report by Hitschler and Cope7 in 1940. Another was reported by Peele8 in 1951, making a total of 12 cases which have been reported in the past. The following case will be the 13th to be reported.
SANDERSON BA. ABERRANT SALIVARY GLAND TISSUE IN A TONSIL FOSSA. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(3):387–388. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010397010