CASE REPORT

Osseous choristoma of the tongue: A rare disease

Boon Chin Te , Mohd Ayzam Ahmad, Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus, Noorasmaliza Md Paiman

Boon Chin Te
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM, Jln Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Email: boonchin2002@gmail.com

Mohd Ayzam Ahmad
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, KM 6, Jln Langgar, 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM, Jln Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Noorasmaliza Md Paiman
Pathology Department, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, KM 6, Jln Langgar, 05460 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Online First: June 12, 2020 | Cite this Article
Te, B., Ahmad, M., Mohamad Yunus, M., Paiman, N. 2020. Osseous choristoma of the tongue: A rare disease. Bali Medical Journal 9(2): 413-415. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v9i2.1771


Choristoma is described as the growth of normal tissue in an unusual location. Intraoral choristoma may be comprised of various tissue types such as cartilage, bone, gastric mucosa and, even glial tissue. Osseous choristoma is a rare, benign normal bony tissue in an abnormal location, commonly over the dorsum of the tongue though cases at maxillofacial region have been reported. This entity should be kept in mind because it can be confused with other tumor and tumor-like lesions of the tongue. We report a case of lingual osseous choristoma along with discussion regarding its epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and treatment.

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