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2006, Volume 22, Number 2, Page(s) 096-099     
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An unexpected diagnosis during laryngeal intubation: osseous polypoid lesion of the tongue: osteoma or choristoma?
Ertap AKOĞLU1, Esin ATİK2, Sinem KARAZİNCİR3, Şemsettin OKUYUCU1, Çağla ÖZBAKIŞ4, Ali BALCI3, Ramazan GÜMÜŞ1, Şafak DAĞLI1
1Mustafa Kemal University Tayfur Ata Sokmen School of Medicine, Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, HATAY
2Mustafa Kemal University Tayfur Ata Sokmen School of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, HATAY
3Mustafa Kemal University Tayfur Ata Sokmen School of Medicine, Departments of Radiology, HATAY
4Mustafa Kemal University Tayfur Ata Sokmen School of Medicine, Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, HATAY
Keywords: Tongue, osteoma, intubation

Soft tissue osteoma is a rare entity having a strong predilection for the head and neck region, mainly posterior region of the tongue. The so-called lingual osteoma is mostly manifested as an asymptomatic exophytic lesion. It can be diagnosed by physical or radiological examinations.

We represent a patient with undiagnosed lingual osteoma, accidentally detected during laryngoscopy for intubation for a gynecologic surgery. General anesthesia was planned for a 52 year-old undergoing gynecologic surgery. Before surgery a laryngoscopy was performed for intubation. During this procedure a pedunculated mass was seen in the posterior region of the tongue. Although the pathogenesis and terminology is controversial, surgical excision is the preferred treatment modality. We aimed to present an osseos lesion in tongue, to review the literature in regard to relevant clinical, histological features and to discuss the pathogenesis and terminology involved.


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