An aberrant salivary gland may be of more frequent occurrence than one would believe from the number of cases reported. Only 4 could be found in a survey of the literature, the most recent being that reported by Prohovnik.1
REPORT OF A CASE
W. E., aged 4, in the service of Dr. B. D. Parish, was referred for tonsillectomy on account of earaches and cough. Her tonsils were of moderate size. They were removed by dissection with the patient under ether anesthesia. After the right tonsil was removed by means of a snare, there appeared at the lower part of the fossa a pinkish white tissue, which at first was thought to be unremoved tonsillar tissue. Closer examination showed it to be smooth and soft with a firm surface. It resembled a thick-walled cyst or a large blood vessel. It seemed to be attached laterally to the muscular bed of
HITSCHLER WJ, COPE TA. ABERRANT SALIVARY GLAND IN TONSILLAR FOSSA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):174–176. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040184019
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