Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : MD01 - MD03

Congenital Midline Tongue Base Mass in An Infant: Lingual Hamartoma MD01-MD03

Noraziana Fadzilah, Mawaddah Azman, Goh Bee See

Correspondence
Dr. Noraziana Fadzilah,
Medical Officer, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Level 9, Clinical Block, Hospital Canselor
Tuanku Mukhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Jalan Yaacob Latiff, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
E-mail : ozayana@gmail.com

Lingual hamartoma is a rare finding of congenital midline posterior tongue mass. The lesion may be seen as a single anomaly or maybe associated with syndrome especially the Oral Facial Digital Syndrome (OFDS). Here, we report an otherwise normal and healthy two-month-old boy with a congenital midline base of tongue mass presented with snoring and episodic vomiting since the age of 1 month. Tumour excision from the area of foramen of caecum recovered a pinkish pedunculated tumour. Histopathology examination confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyomatous lingual hamartoma. Differential diagnosis, especially for midline tongue mass and other paediatric tongue lesions are discussed. We also discuss the epidemiology, histopathologic features, treatment and prognosis of lingual hamartoma based on the literature review.