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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 373104, 5 pages
Case Report

Osseous Choristoma of the Tongue: A Review of Etiopathogenesis

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ospedale Fornaroli, Via Donatore del Sangue, 20013 Magenta, Italy
2Department of Pathology, Ospedale Fornaroli, Via Donatore del Sangue, 20013 Magenta, Italy

Received 26 August 2014; Accepted 30 October 2014; Published 14 December 2014

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2014 Edoardo Gorini et al. 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.


Osseous choristoma is a normal bone tissue in an ectopic position. In the oral region lingual localization occurs more frequently and the mass is generally localized on the dorsum of the tongue. Definitive diagnosis is obtained only after histopathologic examination. The etiology remains already debatable. The treatment of choice is surgical excision. In this paper we present a case of tongue osseous choristoma and a review of the literature.