Clinical analysis of 194 cases of head and neck hamartoma

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Abstract

Objective.

The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical management of hamartomas in the head and neck region (HNH).

Study Design.

From January 1996 to December 2011, a retrospective analysis of 194 patients with HNH was performed. The preoperative examinations, surgical treatment, and prognosis were recorded and analyzed.

Results.

Of the 194 patients, 107 were male and 87 female. Their ages ranged from 1 month to 82 years with a mean of 33 years. The most common locations were the oral mucosa (68.6%) and head and neck skin (27.3%). The course of disease ranged from 1 to 264 months with a mean of 66 months. Routine laboratory examinations were within normal limits. All patients underwent surgical removal of the lesions and prognosis was good.

Conclusions.

The clinical characteristics of HNH are not specific, and the clinical manifestation is always the same for benign tumors. The first choice of treatment is surgical excision, which results in a good prognosis.

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