Solitary angiokeratoma of the tongue

Netta Sion-Vardy, Esther Manor, Max Puterman, Lipa Bodner

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    Angiokeratoma is a rare cutaneous lesion. It can be either a generalized systemic form, pesenting as multiple asymptomatic papules on the skin, associated with metabolic diseases or a solitary cutaneous form. Oral cavity involvement is more common in the systemic form, as a part of a more generalized cutaneous disease, but very rare in the localized form of angiokeratoma. A 45-year-old female presented with a painless lesion on the tongue of one months duration, which bled occasionally. On clinical examination, a lesion of approximately 5 mm in diameter was observed on the left surface of the tongue. The lesion was purple in color with a granulomatous appearance . There were no other changes in the oral mucosa. On dermatologic examination, no angiokeratomas were found, anywhere on the skin. The lesion was excised under local anesthesia. The histologic diagnosis was angiokeratoma. A case of a solitary angiokeratoma of the tongue is reported. We report here the third intra-oral case and the second case in the tongue with solitary angiokeratoma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)E12-E14
    JournalMedicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • Oral cavity
    • Solitary angiokeratoma
    • Tongue

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Dentistry (all)


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