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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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NINO-NUVAN, Fabián Camilo; GOMEZ-RUEDA, Paola Andrea; LOZANO-TRIANA, Carlos Javier  and  QUINTERO, Edna Margarita. Hypoglossal neurofibroma in a Colombian child: case report. [online]. 2018, vol.66, n.1, pp.125-128. ISSN 0120-0011.

This article presents the case of a 14-year-old male patient, with a history of two surgical procedures due to the presence of a mass at sublingual level -the first performed at the age of 8 months and the second at 13 the age of years- and without information of histopathological studies. About 8 months after the last surgical procedure, the patient was assessed by the Maxillofacial Surgery Service of the Fundación Hospital Pediátrico de La Misericordia, in Bogotá D.C. - Colombia, due to the rapid growth of the same lesion and swallowing and language disorders. On physical examination, a significant sublingual mass, difficulty in language, mandibular deformity and malocclusion were observed, so a new surgical intervention was indicated. The result of the biopsy revealed a benign mesenchymal tumor, typically seen in neurofibroma, which suggested a possible involvement of the hypoglossal nerve due to its location.

Keywords : Neurofibroma; Hypoglossal nerve; Neoplasia (MeSH).

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