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A Nodular Lesion of the Tongue


Robert D. Kelsch, DMD


The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

A 45-year old white male was referred with a chief complaint of a solitary, occasionally painful soft tissue nodule that had been present for approximately 6 months on the right tongue dorsum. He stated he initially noted the lesion after minor trauma to the site. He anticipated spontaneous resolution, but the lesion has persisted and remained stable in size for the past 4 months.

After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.

Case Author(s)

Dr. Kelsch is an attending in the Division of Oral Pathology of the Department of Dental Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. He completed his training in Oral Pathology at Long Island Jewish Medical ...

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