HEALTHY NEW BORN WITH CONGENITAL LINGUAL LEIOMYOMATOUS HAMARTOMA
Dr. Waleed A. Alhazmi*
The issue of interest involves a five-month-old infant boy. He has been diagnosed with congenital lingual leiomyomatous hamartoma. Statistical data on lingual hamartomas and congenital masses, in general, are provided, to demonstrate the rarity of the case. The infant is scheduled for surgical excision of the mass. The case involves an overview of the patient’s history and discusses the implications of care prior to and after the surgical procedure, including parent education. There is some discussion about other, similar cases, with respect to various prognoses and how they compare to the current case which is the focus of this investigation. Each case is unique, in that there may be a different underlying health condition or co-existing condition which influences the outcome.
Keywords: Lingual hamartoma, tongue mass.
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