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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
Feb 2012

Pathology Quiz Case 2

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;138(2):207. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.1245a

A 60-year-old woman with a 44 pack-year smoking history presented to her physician with a lesion in the right side of her tongue. The lesion was minimally symptomatic and had been present for several months. Physical examination revealed a 2-cm lesion in the right posterolateral aspect of the mobile tongue that extended onto the floor of the mouth. A biopsy specimen, which was obtained at an outside facility, was suggestive of a salivary neoplasm, and the patient was referred to our institution for treatment.

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