Heterotopic brain presenting as a lip lesion

Cleft Palate J. 1988 Jan;25(1):48-52.


Heterotopic brain tissue in the upper lip of a newborn child is presented and discussed. This rare developmental anomaly is usually present at birth and may simulate hemangioma. Before any surgical procedure can be performed, thorough radiographic and neurosurgical examination is essential to rule out eventual communication of the tumor with intracranial space.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain* / pathology
  • Choristoma / congenital
  • Choristoma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lip Neoplasms / congenital
  • Lip Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male