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May 1999

A Painless Mass on the Tongue of a Young Man

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(5):593-598. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-5-dof8025

A 33-year-old healthy man presented with a 1-year history of a painless, slowly enlarging mass on his tongue. Physical examination showed a firm, 2 × 3-cm nodular lesion in the middle of the tongue, covered by apparently normal mucosa (Figure 1). A biopsy specimen was obtained from the lesion; hematoxylin-eosin (Figure 2) and periodic acid–Schiff (Figure 3) stains were performed.

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