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Pathology Forum
May 2000

Quiz Case 3

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(5):676-680. doi:

AN 8-YEAR-OLD boy presented with a 1-month history of a painful tongue lesion. He was in good health and without complaints. He had no fever, chills, or weight loss. He wore a quad-helix palatal expansion prosthesis for a narrow palate. Physical examination revealed a 1 × 2-cm ulcerative mass on the posterior right aspect of his tongue (Figure 1). The findings of the rest of the physical examination were unremarkable.

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