Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35--37

Necrotizing sialometaplasia of tongue


Tanu Randhawa, Ipe Varghese, PM Shameena, S Sudha, Resmi G Nair 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut - 673 008, Kerala, India

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

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.


How to cite this article:
Randhawa T, Varghese I, Shameena P M, Sudha S, Nair RG. Necrotizing sialometaplasia of tongue.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2009;13:35-37


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Randhawa T, Varghese I, Shameena P M, Sudha S, Nair RG. Necrotizing sialometaplasia of tongue. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];13:35-37
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