Abrikossoff’s tumour is a rare benign soft tissue neoplasm that can occur in any part of the body, including the orofacial region. The tumour is usually benign, but there are reports of cases in which the tumour shows a locally aggressive behaviour, malignancy, and distant metastases. The aetiology is unknown, since several studies have shown that different cells are involved. In the present case, a 36-year-old Dominican woman was referred to the Department of Oral and Max- illofacial Surgery in Policlinico Federico II, Naples with a circumscribed lesion and sessile nodule on the dorsum of the tongue measuring about 17 mm in diameter. The treatment consisted of an excisional biopsy performed on the basis of the diagnostic hypothesis of Abrikossoff’s tumour, which was confirmed by histopathological analysis and histochemistry and immunohistochem- istry evaluation. Abrikossoff’s tumour is an uncommon neoplasm which must be carefully diag- nosed considering all the histological and clinical aspects in order to be treated correctly.

Histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry Evaluation of the Abrikossoff’s Tumour of the Tongue: a Case Report

AMATO, Massimo;PANTALEO, Giuseppe
2014

Abstract

Abrikossoff’s tumour is a rare benign soft tissue neoplasm that can occur in any part of the body, including the orofacial region. The tumour is usually benign, but there are reports of cases in which the tumour shows a locally aggressive behaviour, malignancy, and distant metastases. The aetiology is unknown, since several studies have shown that different cells are involved. In the present case, a 36-year-old Dominican woman was referred to the Department of Oral and Max- illofacial Surgery in Policlinico Federico II, Naples with a circumscribed lesion and sessile nodule on the dorsum of the tongue measuring about 17 mm in diameter. The treatment consisted of an excisional biopsy performed on the basis of the diagnostic hypothesis of Abrikossoff’s tumour, which was confirmed by histopathological analysis and histochemistry and immunohistochem- istry evaluation. Abrikossoff’s tumour is an uncommon neoplasm which must be carefully diag- nosed considering all the histological and clinical aspects in order to be treated correctly.
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