Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor of the anterior aspect of the tongue


SEÇKİN GENÇOSMANOĞLU D., Demirkesen C. , Gurbuz O.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.59, no.2, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.09.033
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor of the anterior aspect of the tongue is a benign rare tumor. Thirty cases have been reported so far. It presents as a slowly growing, asymptomatic, submucosal nodule on the anterior dorsum Of the tongue. Histopathologically, the tumor is composed of a well-circumscribed, lobular proliferation of fusiform and ovoid bells in a chondromyxoid background. Most consistent immunohistochemical finding is the diffuse and strong immunoreactivity for glial fibrillary acid protein. Histogenetic origin of the tumor is uncertain. We report here a 56-year-old woman with a 0.7-cm tumoral lesion of 5 months duration on the anterior aspect of her tongue. Total excision was performed and histopathologic findings were consistent with ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor. No recurrence was observed after 2 years of follow-up.