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Hemimacroglossia caused by isolated plexiform neurofibroma: a case report.
Laryngoscope. 2006 Jan; 116(1):151-3.L

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The present case is a diffuse isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue that was not associated with neurofibromatosis that we treated with intraoral surgery.

STUDY DESIGN

A case report.

METHODS

We present a 5-year-old girl with isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue with infiltration of the tongue base and review treatment approaches for this very rare tumor.

RESULTS

An intraoral approach appears to be a good alternative method that allows both an acceptable exposure for total excision and limited postoperative sequelae.

CONCLUSIONS

Isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue is very rare. It causes a massive macroglossia that is progressive with advance of years and disturbs the patient's speech, occlusion, and tongue movements. Involvement of the tongue may be associated with infiltration into the deep structures of the neck by the tumor, thereby presenting considerable operative difficulties.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Duzce Faculty of Medicine, University of Abant Izzet Baysal, Duzce, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16481830

Citation

Guclu, Ender, et al. "Hemimacroglossia Caused By Isolated Plexiform Neurofibroma: a Case Report." The Laryngoscope, vol. 116, no. 1, 2006, pp. 151-3.
Guclu E, Tokmak A, Oghan F, et al. Hemimacroglossia caused by isolated plexiform neurofibroma: a case report. Laryngoscope. 2006;116(1):151-3.
Guclu, E., Tokmak, A., Oghan, F., Ozturk, O., & Egeli, E. (2006). Hemimacroglossia caused by isolated plexiform neurofibroma: a case report. The Laryngoscope, 116(1), 151-3.
Guclu E, et al. Hemimacroglossia Caused By Isolated Plexiform Neurofibroma: a Case Report. Laryngoscope. 2006;116(1):151-3. PubMed PMID: 16481830.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hemimacroglossia caused by isolated plexiform neurofibroma: a case report. AU - Guclu,Ender, AU - Tokmak,Abdurrahman, AU - Oghan,Fatih, AU - Ozturk,Ozcan, AU - Egeli,Erol, PY - 2006/2/17/pubmed PY - 2006/3/29/medline PY - 2006/2/17/entrez SP - 151 EP - 3 JF - The Laryngoscope JO - Laryngoscope VL - 116 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The present case is a diffuse isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue that was not associated with neurofibromatosis that we treated with intraoral surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A case report. METHODS: We present a 5-year-old girl with isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue with infiltration of the tongue base and review treatment approaches for this very rare tumor. RESULTS: An intraoral approach appears to be a good alternative method that allows both an acceptable exposure for total excision and limited postoperative sequelae. CONCLUSIONS: Isolated plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue is very rare. It causes a massive macroglossia that is progressive with advance of years and disturbs the patient's speech, occlusion, and tongue movements. Involvement of the tongue may be associated with infiltration into the deep structures of the neck by the tumor, thereby presenting considerable operative difficulties. SN - 0023-852X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16481830/Hemimacroglossia_caused_by_isolated_plexiform_neurofibroma:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.mlg.0000184511.86579.47 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -