Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

혀에 발생한 골종 1예

김홍중1, 홍종의1, 허진형2, 유찬기1,*
Hong Joong Kim1, Jong Eui Hong1, Jin Hyung Heo2, Chan-Kee Yoo1,*
1CHA의과학대학교 분당차병원 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pochon CHA University, Seongnam, Korea
2Pathology, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Seongnam, Korea
*교신저자: 유찬기, 463-712 경기도 성남시 분당구 야탑동 351 CHA의과학대학교 분당차병원 이비인후과학교실 전화:(031) 780-5340·전송:(031) 780-5347

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Received: Oct 28, 2008; Revised: Nov 27, 2008; Accepted: Jan 05, 2009

Published Online: May 31, 2020


An osteoma is a benign bone tumor that commonly is seen in the mandible or maxilla in the head and neck region, but is rare in the soft tissue in the head and neck, such as tongue. Recently we experienced a case of tongue osteoma. A 16-year-old woman presented with about 11cm sized, nodular, firm mass. The mass was observed on the left side of the dorsum of the tongue. According to the medical record, when she was undergone tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 7 years ago, there was the mass at the same site of the tongue at that time. It appears that the mass was enlarged slowly over the past 7 years. Surgical excision was done after physical exam and magnetic resonance image. Histologically, the lesion was compact bone with osteocytes and haversian system and the bone was surrounded by fibrous connective tissue and stratified squamous epithelium. So the lesion was diagnosed as ‘osteoma of the tongue’. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2009;20:110-114)

Keywords: 혀; 골종
Keywords: Osteoma; Tongue