Heterotopic gastrointestinal cyst of the tongue

J. R. Newland, D. G. Schall, A. J. Yonkers, R. Brown

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A 6.5-month-old white male presented with a cyst involving the left posterior half of his tongue which partially compromised his airway. A computed tomography scan revealed that the mass also involved the left floor of the mouth. Surgical excision of the mass was performed, and the mass was demonstrated to be a gastrointestinal heterotopic cyst. The clinical and pathological features of this rare lesion are presented and the pathogenesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990



  • Choriostoma
  • Glossal cysts
  • Heterotopic oral gastrointestinal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Newland, J. R., Schall, D. G., Yonkers, A. J., & Brown, R. (1990). Heterotopic gastrointestinal cyst of the tongue. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 247(5), 326-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00176547