Tuberculosis of the oral cavity

Vol. 56 No. 2 Suppl., 2015
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Roxana Maria Nemes, Edith Simona Ianosi, Corina Silvia Pop, Paraschiva Postolache, Costin Teodor Streba, Mihai Olteanu, Andreea-Loredana Golli, Madalina Olteanu, Mimi Floarea Nitu

Tuberculosis (TB) of the tongue is not a common finding diagnosis, even if consider endemic areas. Tuberculosis of the tongue sometimes can mimic lingual neoplasm. Oral tuberculosis is rarely primary as mechanism, and frequently secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis. There are many suspect lesions that can be classified as tuberculosis, such as tumor mass, ulcerative lesion or fissure. It is very important for diagnosis to perform histopathological examination of the biopsy. We present here the case of a 74-year-old man who developed lingual tuberculosis with a tumor aspect concomitant with pulmonary tuberculosis. Histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations established the diagnosis of lingual tuberculosis.

Corresponding author: Costin Teodor Streba, Teaching Assistant, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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Petru Matusz, Gratian Dragoslav Miclaus, Christian Dragos Banciu, Ioan Sas, Shamfa C. Joseph, Laurentiu Cornel Pirtea, R. Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas

A congenital solitary kidney with multiple renal arteries is a rare congenital abnormality that can occur in the presence of multiple other anomalies. We describe an atypical case of a right congenital solitary kidney with three renal arteries (RA) one main RA and two additional renal arteries in a 75-year-old woman with uterine didelphys. The main RA had an intraluminal diameter larger than the diameter of the additional renal arteries (AdRAs) at the origin (0.53 cm for the main RA; 0.49 cm and 0.32 cm for the two AdRAs). Both the AdRAs had a greater length than the main RA (3.51 cm for the main RA; 3.70 cm and 4.77 cm for the two AdRAs). The calculated volume of the kidney was 283 cm(3), while the volume of the renal parenchyma was 258 cm(3). Knowledge of this variant is extremely important in clinical practice as it has been found to be associated with proteinuria, hypertension and renal insufficiency.

Corresponding author: Ioan Sas, Associate Professor, MD, PhD; e-mail:

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