Isolated Angiokeratoma of Oral Cavity: A Rare Case Report ZD01-ZD03
Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental
Sciences SGT Dental College, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
Angiokeratomas are rare benign mucocutaneous lesions that result from distension of subepidermal vessels, along with hyperkeratotic epidermis. Mucosal angiokeratomas are more commonly seen as a constituent of systemic variant called angiokeratoma corpus diffusum or may coexist with similar lesion in the other sites of the body as seen in Fordyce’s or congenital forms. Solitary lesion in oral cavity is very infrequently seen and till datevery few cases have been reported in literature. The biologic significance of angiokeratomas may vary greatly, which may range from lesions that have very little clinical repercussion to widespread eruptions that are a manifestation of potentially fatal, systemic, metabolic diseases therefore it is important that these lesions should be identified and evaluated to rule out underlying pathologic conditions. Hereby, authors reported a case of a 24-year-old male who presented with a unilateral swelling on dorsal tongue which gradually increased in size over 1.5 years with history of occasional bleeding and pain. It is common to see involvement of oral cavity in systemic variety but very rare in localized solitary form, therefore while considering the differential diagnosis of the swellings of tongue this entity should be taken into account.