Oral cavity & oropharynx
Inflammatory (noninfectious)
Tongue ulceration with eosinophilia

Topic Completed: 1 March 2013

Minor changes: 2 March 2020

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Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Cite this page: Thakral C. Tongue ulceration with eosinophilia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitytongueeosinophilia.html. Accessed August 12th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Resembles carcinoma clinically
  • Presumed due to crush injury of tongue muscle
  • Also called ulcerative eosinophilic granuloma, Riga-Fede disease, traumatic granuloma
Case reports
Clinical images

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70 year old woman:

Painful ulcer of tongue

Ill fitting prosthesis

Healing after removal of prosthesis

6 month old boy:

Ulcerative swelling

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Eosinophils and other inflammatory cells in submucosa, mucosa, salivary glands
  • Dilated vessels often present
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Mixed cellular infiltrate

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