An enteric duplication cyst occurring in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue

Ayal Willner, Joseph Feghali, Maha Bassila

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Abstract

Enteric duplication cysts are cysts that are attached to the alimentary tract and that are lined by some type of gastrointestinal mucosa. Such cysts are especially rare when found in the oral cavity. We report the case of an 8-month-old female with an unusual duplication cyst in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Eighteen cases of intraoral cysts have been previously reported in the literature, this one being the 7th case of a true duplication cyst of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue which contains gastric mucosa. The case presents many aspects of the diagnosis and management of this unusual lesion. The literature and present etiological theories are disccussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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