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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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MOREIRA SUASSUNA, Thalles et al. Cavernous lymphangioma of the tongue. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2017, vol.54, n.1, pp. 113-120. ISSN 1561-297X.

Lymphangiomas are congenital malformations of the lymphatic vessels. They are rare in the oral cavity and when present in this area they may cause functional disturbances of the stomatognathic system. The objective is to report a case of cavernous lymphangioma of the dorsum of the tongue, reviewing the clinical and treatment features of the disease, with emphasis on the oral cavity location, mainly the tongue. A 17-year-old male patient presented with a lesion on dorsum of his tongue of approximately 10 years of evolution. The lesion had a pebbly appearance and a sessile base, and measured about 3 cm. The patient was submitted to surgical excision of the lesion, without any intercurrences. Currently, the patient is under clinical follow-up, without any clinical sign of tumor recurrence after 2 years of treatment. Surgical excision of the lesion seems to be the most adequate treatment for tongue lymphangiomas, with low rates of recurrence.

Palabras clave : lymphangioma; tongue; lymphatic diseases.

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