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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161

Lingual papilloma

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Date of Web Publication9-Apr-2018

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Satvinder Singh Bakshi
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DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_105_17

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Bakshi SS. Lingual papilloma. CHRISMED J Health Res 2018;5:161

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Bakshi SS. Lingual papilloma. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 May 23];5:161. Available from: https://www.cjhr.org/text.asp?2018/5/2/161/229577

A 39-year-old female presented with a 3-month history of a painless mass on the tongue. On examination, a 2 cm × 3 cm exophytic, pedunculated mass was seen on the left lateral border of her tongue [Figure 1]. She did not have any other similar lesions elsewhere in her body. The mass was excised surgically and a diagnosis of squamous papilloma was confirmed by pathological examination of the excised tissue [Figure 2]. No recurrence has been observed on follow-up period of 11 months. Squamous papillomas are benign exophytic masses related to human papilloma virus types 6 and 11 infections. These lesions commonly occur between the ages of 30 and 50 years. The common site predilection is the tongue, lips, and soft palate. Most cases are asymptomatic and present as an exophytic whitish or pinkish mass. Oral lichen planus, leukoplakia, verrucous carcinoma, and squamous carcinoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis. The treatment of choice is surgical removal either by routine excision or laser ablation; other treatment options include electrocautery, cryosurgery, and intralesional injections of interferon. The prognosis is good, and recurrence is uncommon.
Figure 1: Pedunculated, exophytic mass seen arising from the left lateral border of the tongue

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Figure 2: Histopathological picture showing hyperplastic squamous epithelium with papillae lined by squamous cells with koilocytic change (H and E, ×40)

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