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.
Gauchía Moreno R, Rodríguez-Serna M, Silvestre JF, Alba MI, Aliaga A. A Painless Mass on the Tongue of a Young Man. Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(5):593–598. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-5-dof8025
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: