Hairy polyp of the tongue: a case report

Erdogan S., Tunali N., Canpolat T., Tuncer R.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.20, pp.881-882, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-004-1158-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.881-882
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


Hairy polyps or dermoids of the oro- and nasopharynx are benign lesions containing elements of both ectodermal and mesodermal origin. Because of its rarity, we report a case of hairy polyp arising from the tongue in a 40-day-old infant. The lesion was covered by squamous epithelium and a central core of fibroadipose tissue, minor salivary glands, and cartilage. We discuss the clinicopathological features, terminology, etiology, and differential diagnosis of this condition.