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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37
Necrotizing sialometaplasia of tongue


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut - 673 008, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Tanu Randhawa
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut - 673 008
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.48755

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Necrotizing sialometaplasia, is a benign inflammatory lesion primarily involving the minor salivary glands of the hard palate. The lesion often presents itself as a deep-seated palatal ulcer with clinical and histological features similar to those of a malignant neoplasm. Here we report a case of necrotizing sialometaplasia in a 40-year-old female, present on the lateral border of the tongue, mimicking squamous cell carcinoma, clinically. A correct diagnosis to avoid mutilant surgical treatments is essential, considering that it is a self-limiting disease.


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