Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor: Review of literature and a report of a rare case

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bommanahalli, Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 04/2011; 15(1):74-9. DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.80021
Source: PubMed


Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumor (ECMT) is a rare benign intraoral tumor. Clinically, it presents as a slow growing, painless, firm, submucosal sweling exclusively occurring on the anterior dorsum of the tongue. Till date only 40 cases have been reported in literature. Histopathologically the tumor is characterized by a well circumscribed, lobular proliferation of round, polygonal, ovoid or fusiform cells in a net-like pattern in a myxoid to chondromyxoid background. Here, we present a rare case of ECMT occurring in a 7-year-old boy and throw some light on this distinct entity.

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