International Journal of Clinical Pathology and Diagnosis (ISSN: 2577-2139)

Case Report

Oropharyngeal Invasive Papillary Intralymphatic Angioendothelioma (Dabska’s Tumor): About an Unusual Location of an Exceptional Tumor

Hafsa Elouazzani,1,3* Fouad Zouaidia,1,3 Sabrine Derquaoui,1,3 Ismail Boujida,1,3 Hicham Belghiti,1,3 Soundous Alrajab,2,3 Sophia Nitassi,2,3 Leila Essakalli,2,3 Nadia Cherradi1,3

1Department of Pathology HSR, Ibn Sina University Hospital Center Rabat, Morocco

2Department of oto-rhino-laryngology HSR, Ibn Sina University Hospital Center Rabat, Morocco

3Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed 5 University, Rabat, Morocco

Corresponding Author*: Hafsa Elouazzani, Department of pathology HSR, Ibn Sina University Hospital Center Rabat, Morocco.

Received Date: : 27 August, 2021

Accepted Date: 02 September, 2021

Published Date: 08 September, 2021


Papillary Intralymphatic Angioendothelioma or Dabska’s tumor is very rare tumor in children and young adults, characterized by intraluminal papillary endothelial structures which are lined by plump cuboidal endothelial cells with hobnailed appearance [1]. It usually develops in the soft tissues of extremities. Deeper locations are exceptional and unusual, complicating its early diagnosis and adequate management.In this paper we report a new case about a recurrent and locally invasive oropharyngeal Dabska’s tumor in a 34-year-old Moroccan woman.

Keywords: Papillary Intralymphatic Angioendothelioma;
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Abbreviations: PILA: Papillary Intralymphatic Angioendothelioma; PNET: Peripheric Neuro Ectodermic Tumors; WHO: World Health Organisation; CD31, CD34: Cluster Differentiation 31 and 34; ERG: Transcriptional regulator ERG; VEGFR-3: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-3