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J Oral Pathol Med. 2001 Jul;30(6):368-71.

Cystic and glial mixed hamartoma of the tongue.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King's College London/Guy's Hospital, London, UK.


Choristomas and mixed hamartomas of the oral cavity are uncommon lesions that show a variety of clinical presentations, histological appearances and growth patterns. We report a case of an unusual mixed hamartoma of the posterior tongue composed of dermoid cyst, sebaceous and glial elements. Magnetic resonance imaging indicated a predominantly cystic lesion limited to the pharyngeal and posterior part of the anterior tongue. A conservative approach was adopted and the lesion has shown minimal growth for 2 years following diagnosis.

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