Oral cavity
Congenital anomalies
Heterotopia

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 April 2018, last major update February 2013

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PubMed Search: Heterotopia[TIAB] oral cavity

Cite this page: Thakral, C. Heterotopia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityheterotopia.html. Accessed July 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Gastric or intestinal epithelium in tongue and floor of mouth that may become cystic or glial and ependyma lined clefts in palate and parapharyngeal space
Case reports
Clinical images

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Swelling in tongue base

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Ulcerated gastric mucosa

Neuroglial tissue

Mass of glial tissue

Astrocytic cells

Glial tissue intermixed with muscle or fibrous tissue