Thursday 29 November 2007
Lingual hamartomas are predominantly submucosal in location and were classified histologically by tissue composition as follows:
smooth muscle predominant
smooth muscle and fat containing
Smooth muscle predominant hamartomas also contain vasculature, and can additionally contained salivary gland tissue.
Fat predominant hamartoma additionally contained vessels and salivary gland.
oral-facial-digital syndrome (OFDs)
Kreiger PA, Ernst LM, Elden LM, Kazahaya K, Alawi F, Russo PA. Hamartomatous tongue lesions in children. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Aug;31(8):1186-90. PMID: 17667541