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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 951878, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/951878
Case Report

Enteric Duplication Cyst Located at the Posterior Tongue: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43000 Kutahya, Turkey
2Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43000 Kutahya, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43000 Kutahya, Turkey
4Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43000 Kutahya, Turkey

Received 4 January 2015; Revised 3 February 2015; Accepted 12 February 2015

Academic Editor: Seckin Ulualp

Copyright © 2015 Bircan Savran 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.

Abstract

The lingual localization of an enteric duplication is extremely rare but may present with respiratory and feeding problems that require emergency intervention. A 7-month-old boy was brought to our clinic with feeding difficulties and tongue swelling. Physical examination showed a cystic lesion located near the left side of the tongue base that caused tongue protrusion to the contralateral side. During surgery, a 3-cm diameter opaque thick-walled cyst was found to be very closely adherent to the base of tongue, which was excised in its entirety. Following surgery, the patient fed during the early postoperative period and no complications were observed other than hypersalivation. On histological examination, a cystic lesion lined with intestinal mucosa and goblet cells was found. We present the rare case of a duplication cyst of the posterior tongue, with a literature review.