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Lingual Osseous Choristoma: case presentation and review of literature

Author(s): Mohamed H. Benamer | Arej M. Elmangoush

Journal: Libyan Journal of Medicine
ISSN 1819-6357

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: AOP:061211;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Lingual osteoma | Osseous choristoma | Torus

Lingual osseous choristoma is an extremely rare condition, of which only 61 cases have been reported. Monserrat in 1913 was the first to report this bony lesion on the dorsum of the tongue and it was labelled as lingual osteoma, the term that normally describes neoplastic pathology. Krolls et al changed this term later to osseous choristoma, which means normal tissue in an abnormal location. The aetiology and pathogenesis of lingual osseous choristoma remain debatable. We report a case of lingual osseous choristoma and review the literature.
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