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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 3180239, 5 pages
Case Report

Nonneoplastic Tongue Swellings of Lymphatic and Lymphocytic Origin: Three Case Reports

1Oral Pathology Department, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Received 31 July 2016; Accepted 8 September 2016

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina

Copyright © 2016 Manar A. Abdul Aziz and Nermin M. Yussif. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Tongue is formed of a mass of muscles and salivary gland embedded in anterior highly vascular and posterior lymphoid stroma and covered by specialized surface epithelium. Growths from all of these heterogonous components may occur resulting in a wide variation in clinical features and behavior, ranging from self-limiting to aggressive lesions. Therefore, surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The aim of the current study is to report three different lesions that came to the Oral Surgery Department in the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University. Following clinical and histopathological examination, the diagnosis of reactive lymphoproliferative lesion, cystic lymphoepithelial lesion, and developmental lymphatic vessel malformation was reached.