Management challenges and outcome of congenital giant intra-lingual fibroma in a 2-year old boy.

  • OD Osifo
  • DD Akpoduado
Keywords: Intra-lingual, Fibroma, Management challenges, Outcome.

Abstract

Oral fibromas are often acquired painless benign slowly growing tumour usually seen on the buccal mucosa along the plane of occlusion of the maxillary and mandibular teeth. Congenital intra -lingual fibroma is rare and not much has been reported on it in literature. A giant intra-lingual fibroma which was present at birth that completely filled and protrudes out of the mouth thereby resulting in feeding difficulty was diagnosed in a two-yearold boy. The case is reported to draw attention to this rarely congenital tumour found in an unusual location and highlights the challenges of surgical management in a financially constrained African setting.

Keywords: Intra-lingual, Fibroma, Management challenges, Outcome.

Published
2014-11-28
Section
Articles

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