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lingual hamartoma

Thursday 29 November 2007

See also

- tongue lesions
- tongue hamartomas

Lingual hamartomas are predominantly submucosal in location and were classified histologically by tissue composition as follows:
- neurovascular
- smooth muscle predominant
- fat 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.

Associations

- oral-facial-digital syndrome (OFDs)

References

- 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