Lymphangioma of the Tongue: A Review ZE01-ZE03
Dr. Ahmed Hassan Mustafa,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Lymphangioma is considered as a congenital hamartomatous malformation of the lymphatic system, it is more prevalent in the maxillofacial region. Oral lymphangiomas are rare but if it occurs, the tongue is the most commonly affected site, it is rarely seen on other sites such as the palate, gingiva and alveolar ridge of the mandible. This study aims to throw light on lymphangioma of the tongue regarding pathogenesis, clinical signs and symptoms, and the different treatment modalities. Although lymphangioma is benign in nature and its occurrence in the tongue is extremely rare, healthcare providers including general dental practitioners must be vigilant and aware of the presence of such lesion to promote a precise diagnosis. So that, proper treatment can be delivered for this lesion, to avoid serious complications that might occur when it becomes traumatised or infected, in which case it obstructs the airway and leads to the death of the patient, if not promptly rescued.