Intestinal duplication in the tongue: embryological and radiological point of view

  • Aurélien BinetEmail author
  • Oumama El Ezzi
  • Kathleen Meagher-Villemure
  • Anthony S. de Buys Roessingh
Original Article


Intestinal duplication in the tongue is a rare entity. Occurrence in the anterior part of the tongue is exceptional. We report an intestinal duplication in the tongue causing eating difficulties and discuss the accuracy of embryologic and histopathology knowledge as radiology. A transoral complete resection of the lesion was performed, without postoperative complications. There was no recurrence with a follow-up of 15 years.


Cyst Tongue Newborn Surgery 



The authors are grateful to Annette Wagnière for reviewing the English text.

Author contributions

AB: data analysis, manuscript writing; ADBR: data management, manuscript writing, project development; OEE and KMV: data management, data collection.

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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, CURCPCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital Center of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland

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