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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 31(1); 1988 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1988;31(1): 150-2.
A Case of Leiomyoma Originated from Vallate Papillae of the Tongue
Byung Hoon Jun, MD, Ho Seon Lee, MD, and Duk Joo Choi, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Inje Medical College, Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
설근부에 발생한 평활근종 1례
전병훈 · 이호선 · 최덕주
인제대학교 의과대학 서울백병원 이비인후과학교실

Leiomyoma of the oral cavity is a very rare neoplasm because of the paucity of smooth muscle within the oral cavity. Our review of the literature has disclosed only 68 reported cases in the world. Authors recently experienced a case of leiomyoma occurred in the vallate papillae of the tongue in a 24-day-old infant and treatment with surgery.

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