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May 1989

Cartilaginous Choristoma of the Tongue: A Case Report and Literature Review

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Trowbridge and McCabe) and Pathology (Dr Reznicek), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(5):627-629. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860290085020

• Lingual cartilaginous choristomas are rare tumors. They are usually seen in adults as an asymptomatic mass on the lateral surface of the tongue. The histology is benign, with mature adipocytes or myxoid tissue and islands of cartilage within a well-defined capsule. Simple excision is curative. Because of the rarity of this lesion, we remind readers of its existence and present a review of the literature.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;115:627-629)

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