Title:
Cartilaginous choristoma of the oral cavity: a report of two cases
Authors:
M. Desmedt*, B. Weynand** and H. Reychler*
Institutions:
*Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and **Department of Pathology, Catholic University of Louvain, University Hospital St. Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Choristoma; oral vestibule; tongue
Pages:
87 - 91
Abstract:
Cartilaginous choristoma of the oral cavity: a report of two cases.A choristoma is a tumour-like mass of nor- mal cells in an abnormal location. Intra-oral choristomas are rare lesions. We report on two cases of cartilaginous cho- ristoma, one in the tongue, the most frequently involved oral structure, and another in the upper oral vestibule. We dis- cuss the lesion’s clinical features and their differential diagnosis. The widely accepted metaplastic, embryonal and tumoral histopathologenetic theories are discussed. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, and no recurrence has been reported.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 2nd trimester


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Cartilaginous choristoma of the oral cavity: a report of two cases