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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1993;27(4): 421-423.
Extraskeletal Chondroma Arising from Tongue and Tonsils: Three cases report.
Ki Ouk Min, Kyo Young Lee, Chang Suk Kang, Sang In Shim, Sun Moo Kim
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Three rare tumors of the oral cavity are presented. Lingual chondromas, approximately twenty to thirty cases appear to have been reported since the lesion was first described by Berry in 1892, which are usually seen on the lateral borders in the anterior two thirds of the tongue, while the ventral surface and the posterior third are rarely involved. Chondromas of the tonsil are of very rare occurrence, which are thought to arise as a result of metaplasia, rather than from embryonic rests, with chronic fibrosing inflammation being the inciting factor. Because of its rarity, the following cases of chondroma of the tongue and tonsil are being added to small list of such case reported in the literature.
Key Words: Chondromas; Extraskeletal; Intraoral