Case Report Open Access
Volume 2 | Issue 2 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/pathology.2.017

Verruciform Xanthoma of the Tongue: Case Report and Review of Literature

  • 1Department of Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Super speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Corresponding Author

Garima Rawat, garima3103@gmail.com

Received Date: March 26, 2021

Accepted Date: April 07, 2021


Verruciform xanthoma is an uncommon benign mucocutaneous lesion that has a verruciform (wart-like) appearance. It was first described by Shafer in the year 1971 affecting the oral mucosa. The most common site for verruciform xanthoma is the oral mucosa. Extraoral verruciform xanthoma is extremely uncommon. It has been reported on the anogenital skin such as the vulva, scrotum, penis, and extremities. These lesions typically show presence of foamy histiocytes in the connective papillae. We present a rare case of verruciform xanthoma arising on the tongue in a middle-aged male.


Verruciform Xanthoma, Foamy histiocytes, Tongue

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