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Lingual hamartoma associated with a cleft palate in a newborn

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October 18, 2014
by Opeyemi O. Daramola, MD; Mariko Suchi, MD, PhD; Robert H. Chun, MD

Abstract

A hamartoma is a benign malformation of native tissue that may occur in any area of the body. Hamartoma of the tongue is a rare developmental lesion. We describe the case of a pendulant lingual hamartoma in a 2-day-old girl that had not been identified on prenatal ultrasonography. We also review the utility of prenatal imaging options, the role of preoperative imaging, the mechanical relationship between lingual hamartoma and cleft palate, the histopathology of this tumor, surgical treatment, and emergency airway management.

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