Neurovascular hamartoma: a case report of a tongue lesion

Authors

  • Laira Caldeira Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)
  • Letícia Poli Grecco Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)
  • Gustavo Henrique Petereit Trombeli Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)
  • Marceli Moço Silva Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)
  • José Burgos Ponce Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52600/2763-583X.bjcr.2022.2.3.3-10

Keywords:

Congenital, Hamartoma, Oral cavity

Abstract

Hamartoma is a proliferation of normal cells and tissues, which are considered endogenous to the site of injury. Oral neurovascular hamartoma (NVH) presents as exophytic lesions, usually with a smooth surface, and less than 10 mm in diameter. Hamartomas arising in the oral cavity are uncommon and may show a variety of clinical presentations and histological and growth patterns. We present a case of oral neurovascular hamartoma lesion in the tongue of a 47-year-old individual, consisting of nerve bundles and blood vessels. Although rare, the neurovascular hamartoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of tongue lesions.

Author Biographies

Laira Caldeira, Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI), Adamantina, SP, Brazil.

Letícia Poli Grecco, Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI), Adamantina, SP, Brazil.

Gustavo Henrique Petereit Trombeli, Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI), Adamantina, SP, Brazil.

Marceli Moço Silva, Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI), Adamantina, SP, Brazil.

José Burgos Ponce, Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI)

Centro Universitártio de Adamantina (UNIFAI), Adamantina, SP, Brazil.

Departamento de Medicina, Faculdades de Dracena, Fundação Dracenense de Educação e Cultura, Dracena, SP, Brazil.

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2022-06-02

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