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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
May 2002

Pathology Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(5):592. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.5.592

A 44-YEAR-OLD MAN presented with a sore throat and a mass in the left side of his neck. He stated that the "sore throat" had begun approximately 5 months earlier. At that time, he was treated with antibiotics but the symptoms did not resolve. A mass then developed in the left side of his neck. He denied any change in weight or voice. His medical history and his family history revealed no significant medical disease. Physical examination revealed a soft swelling over the inferior aspect of the left side of the neck. The trachea deviated slightly to the right in the lower neck area. No adenopathy was palpated. Examination of the larynx revealed bilateral and symmetrically mobile true vocal cords.

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