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Case report
Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumour: an uncommon characteristic tumour of the anterior tongue
  1. Jeyashanth Riju1,
  2. Shameer Ahamed2,
  3. Regi Thomas2 and
  4. Ramesh Babu Telugu3
  1. 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  2. 2Department of ENT, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  3. 3Department of General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jeyashanth Riju; jjriju{at}


Ectomesenchymal chondromyxoid tumour (ECMT) is a rare benign tumour which classically presents in the anterior tongue. This tumour is grossly under-reported due to lack of immunohistochemical staining in many centres. We report a 46-year-old man who presented with mass in the anterior tongue and was diagnosed with ECMT. Further management of this lesion is explained with a review of the literature.

  • medical education
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck surgery
  • otolaryngology / ENT
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  • Contributors JR: case work-up, writing. SA: case work-up. RT: editing. RBT: pathology slides.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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