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September 30, 1922

CAVERNOUS ANGIOMA OF THE TONGUE: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1922;79(14):1113-1115. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640140025009
Abstract

Personal experience and a review of the literature would indicate that angioma of the tongue of the type exemplified by the present case report is rare.

REPORT OF CASE  D. C., a man, aged 42, was admitted to the White Haven Sanatorium in 1919 with the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. The symptoms and signs on admission pointed to an old moderately advanced pulmonary lesion of low activity. The sputum examination revealed tubercle bacilli. After five months' stay at the sanatorium, he was discharged on demand. The pulmonary lesion had become quiescent, and his general condition greatly improved. At the physical examination on admission, the patient's lips had a cyanotic appearance. This was in striking contrast to the absence of respiratory disturbance. On close inspection the lips were found to be involved in a capillary nevus extending from the mucocutaneous margin to just within the inner fold of the lips. The

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