Infant tongue lesions: A case presentation and review of the literature

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Abstract

Purpose: A case presentation of a soft tissue lesion in an 8-month-old patient's left lateral tongue and review of the literature regarding infant tongue lesions. Methods: The patient's medical records were reviewed with summarization of care to date that care was received at presenting institution. A systematic literature review was then conducted using PedMed. Results: The differential diagnosis of infant tongue lesions is large, encompassing hemangiomas, lymphangiomas, thyroglossal duct cysts, teratomas, choristomas, infantile fibromatosis and rhabdomyosarcomas, among many others. Conclusion: Most infant tongue lesions are benign. However, given the aggressive propensity of infantile fibromatosis and rhabdomyosarcomas, all infant tongue lesions must be characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Keywords

  • Fibromatosis
  • Hemangiomas
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Rhabdomyosarcomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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