BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2010.3225
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Rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma of the tongue

  1. P R Morgan2
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Oral Pathology, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to M Vaidyanathan, minavaidyanathan{at}


Presenting problem

A healthy 14-month-old South American girl presented with a soft tissue swelling on the left lateral border of her tongue, which had been present at birth and had gradually increased in size. The lesion was white in colour, 1.5 cm in size, well circumscribed and mobile (figure 1).

Figure 1

Clinical photo showing lesion …

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