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Gumma and Cancer of the Tongue. Presented by Dr. Emmett C. Troxell.
H. E., a white man aged 67, a janitor, born in the United States, complains of an ulceration of the tongue. His mother died of cancer of the stomach and his father of tuberculosis. He had a chancre in 1906 or 1907 and two years' treatment with potassium iodide. There were ulcerations on the legs in 1908 or 1909, which were cured by home treatment.The present illness started with a swelling of the tongue following a bite, early in September 1938. The tongue gradually thickened, forming a mass, which was not painful and caused little inconvenience, except for the size. Three weeks ago the mass broke down and ulcerated. It has been moderately painful since ulceration. It has at no time prevented his eating, however.The general condition, the results of physical examination and the appearance are
Belote GH, Miller TH, Schiller AE. DETROIT DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(2):300–308. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490020127022