HIDDEN FOR YEARS: A CASE OF AN OSSEOUS CHORISTOMA ARISING FROM BASE OF THE TONGUE
Osseous choristoma is a soft tissue present in an ectopic position. The choristomas, are benign tumors having bony tissues. In the oral cavity it is more commonly located on the dorsal aspect of the tongue. Such type of lesions are not true neoplasms but presenting as a mass at an abnormal location. Disease is diagnosed only after histopathologic examination. The only treatment option is surgical excision. Lingual osseous choristomas are rarely occurring entities and till now only 72 cases have been reported in the literature. In this paper we present a case of a lingual osseous choristoma presenting as a stalked soft tissue structure at the tongue base in a 36-year-old male.
Key Words: Choristoma, Base of tongue, Stalked lesion