Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86--87

Choristoma of the base of the tongue


Venkatesh R Naik1, W.A.R Wan Faiziah1, M Yusri Musa2 
1 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Venkatesh R Naik
Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang kerian, Kelantan
Malaysia

Choristoma is a benign tumor where new bone formation occurs. It occurs exclusively in the flat bones of the skull and face. These are slow growing lesions that are usually completely asymptomatic and only present when there is a disruption in the function of the organ due to its large size as it grows. These choristomas can rarely occur in soft tissues especially in the head, eye, tongue, or extremities. Choristomas of the soft tissues are very rare. Only 61 cases of choristomas of the tongue have been reported in literature. Here we report a case of choristoma in the base of the tongue in a 25-year-old Malay female.


How to cite this article:
Naik VR, Wan Faiziah W, Musa M Y. Choristoma of the base of the tongue.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:86-87


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Naik VR, Wan Faiziah W, Musa M Y. Choristoma of the base of the tongue. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];52:86-87
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