August 1989

Lingual Osteoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Bernard, Shugar, and Som), Radiology (Drs Mitnick and Som), and Medicine (Dr Meyer), The Mount Sinai Medical Center, City University of New York, (NY).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(8):989-990. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860320099027

• The 29th patient with a lingual osteoma is presented. This is the first case, to our knowledge, with preoperative radiographic and computed tomographic documentation. This rare, benign tumor almost always occurs as a pedunculated solitary mass that arises from the posterior tongue near the foramen cecum. The patients are usually young women who complain of dysphagia or fullness in the base of the tongue. The imaging findings and theories of the origin of this tumor are described.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;115:989-990)