Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2012 , Vol 3, Issue 4
A Rare Giant Tumor At The Base of Tongue: Amyloidoma
Akif Sinan Bilgen, Ahmet Kutluhan, Gökhan Yalçıner, Kazım Bozdemir, Hasan Çakar
Ankara Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye Amyloidoma is a characteristic tumoral formation developed by accumulation of amyloid locally in tissues. It is a benign disease that is seen rarely in the head and neck region. A sixty-year old patient was admitted to our clinic with the complaints of hoarseness and difficulty swallowing that had existed for 5-6 months. A mass with the size of 6x4 cm was found in the tongue base and was totally excised. The excised mass was reported as an amyloidoma tumor. We have presented and discussed a rarely seen amyloidoma case with the review of literature. Keywords : tongue, amyloid, head and neck neoplasms