Hairy polyp of the tongue: a case report


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

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.20, ss.881-882, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00383-004-1158-y
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.881-882

Özet

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.