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Hypoglossal nerve tumor: A rare primary extracranial meningioma of the neck

November 1, 2012  |  Abu Bakar Zulkiflee, MS; Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS; Omar Rahmat, MS; Pailoor Jayalaskhmi, MPath, FRCPath; Tengku Sharizal, MS

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We report a case of primary extracranial meningioma arising from the hypoglossal nerve in a 54-year-old man who presented with a 9-month history of hoarseness and progressive dysphagia. He had also noticed that his tongue was deviated to the left and, as a result, he was having...

Bipolar radiofrequency-induced interstitial thermoablation for oral cavity vascular malformations: Preliminary results in a series of 5 children

November 1, 2012  |  Senol Civelek, MD; Ibrahim Sayin, MD; Ibrahim Ercan, MD; Burak Omur Cakir, MD; Suat Turgut, MD

Abstract

We report our assessment of the effectiveness of bipolar radiofrequency-induced interstitial thermoablation (BRIT) for the treatment of certain oral cavity vascular malformations in 5 children. Two of these patients had lymphangiomatous macroglossia (LM), 1 had lymphangioma...

A comparison of unilevel and multilevel surgery in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

August 10, 2012  |  Ümit Tunçel, MD; Hasan Mete İnançlı, MD; Şefik Sinan Kürkçüoğlu, MD; Murat Enoz, MD

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We conducted a retrospective study of 35 adults who had undergone tongue base suspension in addition to other surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Our goal was to determine the most effective surgical approach by comparing...

Primary solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue

July 5, 2012  |  Cem Onal, MD; Ezgi Oymak, MD; Aysun Uguz, MD; Melek Ergin, MD

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Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare malignancies. Most cases (80%) are seen in the head and neck region, where they represent 1% of all head and neck malignancies. We report a case of an extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue that was treated...

Subglottic thyroglossal duct cyst: A rare intralaryngeal presentation

July 5, 2012  |  Regi Kurien, MS; Rajiv Michael, MS, DLO

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Thyroglossal duct cysts are common midline neck swellings that can present at any site along their migratory pathway. They are frequently situated just below the hyoid bone. Extension to the subglottic area is very rare; such an unusual presentation can...

Orofaciodigital syndrome

January 25, 2012  |  Baris Naiboglu, MD, Cagatay Oysu, MD, and Tanju Gokceer, MD

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Orofaciodigital syndrome is a very rare entity with X-linked dominant inheritance characterized by oral, facial, and digital anomalies. Thirteen different types have been described in the literature to date. Of these, orofaciodigital syndrome type I has the highest incidence....

Primary extranodal T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the tongue

January 25, 2012  |  J. Madana, MS, DNB, Deeke Yolmo, MS, Sunil Kumar Saxena, MS, and S. Gopalakrishnan, MS

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The most common sites of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are the gastrointestinal tract and the head and neck region. Head and neck involvement accounts for 8 to 13% of all extranodal lymphomas. Primary NHLs of the oral cavity, especially in the tongue, are extremely rare...

Glossal abscess as a complication of tongue-base suspension surgery

December 15, 2011  |  Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD, Biana G. Lanson, MD, and Pamela C. Roehm, MD, PhD

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Approximately 60 cases of tongue abscess have been reported in the English-language literature over the past 30 years. We report what we believe is the first case of a glossal abscess that arose as a complication of tongue-base suspension surgery. The patient was a 31-year-old...

Oral traumatic ulcer

November 22, 2011  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Unilateral macroglossia as sole presenting manifestation of internal carotid artery dissection

September 21, 2011  |  Joerg-Patrick Stübgen, MD

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A patient presented with acute-onset, painless, unilateral enlargement of the tongue. Steroid treatment for angio-edema was ineffective, and a biopsy of an apparent mass of the tongue base showed normal tissue. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging showed enlargement,...

Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the base of the tongue: A case report and review of the literature

May 1, 2011  |  Augusto Pietro Casani, MD, Manuela Marchetti, MD, Veronica Seccia, MD, Gabriella Fontanini, MD, Maria Elena Filice, MD, and Luca Muscatello, MD

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Clear cell adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare tumor of the head and neck region. We report a case of a 75-year-old Caucasian woman with a 10-day history of hemoptysis but with no pain or other significant symptoms. A head and neck computed tomography scan with contrast medium...

Isolated neurofibroma of the tongue presenting as a papilloangiomatous mass

February 1, 2011  |  Mainak Dutta, MBBS and Soumya Ghatak, MS

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