Libyan Journal of Medicine

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Lingual Osseous Choristoma: case report and review of literature Elmangoush

M.H. Benamer, A.M. Elmangoush


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.

Keywords: Lingual osteoma; Osseous choristoma; Torus

Libyan Journal of Medicine Vol. 2 (1) 2007
AJOL African Journals Online