An unusual tongue base mass in an infant

Tongue base sialolipoma

Dawn T. Teo, Romaine F. Johnson, John E. McClay

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Abstract

Sialolipoma is a rare tumor that occurs in the head and neck. We present a case arising from a minor salivary gland in an infant. The 6-month-old infant presented with difficulty swallowing, frequent reflux, and snoring that had been worsening several weeks before presentation. Physical examination showed a large mass arising from the tongue base. The patient was taken to the operating room for transoral removal of a presumed cyst. Histologic examination of the lesion showed a well-circumscribed lesion composed of lobules of mature adipose tissue and nodules of entrapped, non-neoplastic acini and ductules separated by thin, fibrous septae, consistent with a sialolipoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a sialolipoma at the tongue base in a child. The patient has had no evidence of recurrence at 1 year of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E14-E16
JournalEar, nose, & throat journal
Volume94
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Tongue
Minor Salivary Glands
Snoring
Operating Rooms
Deglutition
Physical Examination
Adipose Tissue
Cysts
Neck
Head
Recurrence
Neoplasms

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An unusual tongue base mass in an infant : Tongue base sialolipoma. / Teo, Dawn T.; Johnson, Romaine F.; McClay, John E.

In: Ear, nose, & throat journal, Vol. 94, No. 12, 01.12.2015, p. E14-E16.

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Teo, Dawn T. ; Johnson, Romaine F. ; McClay, John E. / An unusual tongue base mass in an infant : Tongue base sialolipoma. In: Ear, nose, & throat journal. 2015 ; Vol. 94, No. 12. pp. E14-E16.
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