Adult-onset Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma of the tongue: case report and review of the literature

P. Vashi, E. Abboud, C. Bier-Laning, D. Gupta


We present here a very rare clinical case of a 38-year-old man with Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (khe) of the tongue who presented to our institution with a growth under the left side of the tongue with no pain or discomfort. There were no enlarged lymph nodes and no significant neurologic findings. Diagnostic histopathology confirmed the lesion to be khe. The tumour was removed surgically, and the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis. Follow-up at 3 months shows no clinical evidence of recurrence.


Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma; tongue; surgery

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