PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1
Robert N. Gebhart, MD, Los Angeles
A 70-year-old Oriental woman had a mass of the left posterior oropharyngeal wall (Fig 1). She was unaware of the presence of the mass and had no symptoms associated with it. On physical examination, a sessile rubbery, nontender, slightly erythematous mass 3 cm high and 1 cm in width was present just medial to the left posterior tonsilar pillar on the pharyngeal wall. The superior pole of the mass extended 2 to 3 mm above the left soft palate. Normal mucosa covered the mass. The remainder of the results of physical examination were normal. No adenopathy was present. Results of routine laboratory tests were normal.The mass was removed intact under local anesthesia without difficulty. Microscopic section is shown in Fig 2.
PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2
Robert E. Fechner, MD, Houston
A 62-year-old man was seen during an upper respiratory
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