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Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2012 Nov;113(5):370-4. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2008.10.011. Epub 2012 Aug 31.

[Hamartoma of the palate: case report and review of literature].

[Article in French]

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Laboratoire d'Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques, CHU Habib Bourguiba, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

A hamartoma is a benign tumor-like malformation, often taking the form of vascular malformation such as hemangiomas and lymphangiomas; hamartoma composed of other tissue types are much rarer in the oral cavity, exceptionally reported in the palate. We report herein a new case of palatal hamartoma. Our aim is to describe the epidemiological, clinico-pathologic and therapeutic features of this lesion.

OBSERVATION:

A 53-years-old woman had a painless mass located on the right hard palate, measuring 2×1.5 cm of diameter, the mass was elastic with a smooth surface. On imaging, this mass was well-circumscribed, homogenous with moderate enhancement and thinning of the bone. A surgical excision was performed. Histological examination showed an ill-defined mass composed of hyperplasic salivary gland, nerve fibers, blood vessels and adipose tissue. According to these findings, the palatal lesion was interpreted as hamartoma.

CONCLUSION:

The palatal hamartoma can mimic clinically a malign neoplasm; its diagnosis is histological. Its treatment is essentially surgical. The prognosis is usually favorable without recurrence.

PMID:
22944594
DOI:
10.1016/j.stomax.2008.10.011
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