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September 1988

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Author Affiliations

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(9):1042-1045. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860210108030

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1  Jonathan R. Berman, MD, New Hyde Park, NYA 22-year-old man noted a rapidly enlarging submental mass for six weeks. The mass was not painful, or tender, or associated with fevers, chills, headaches, sore throats, arthralgias, anorexia, or fatigue. In addition, he denied having odynophagia, dysphagia, hoarseness, cough, and exposure to cats or other animals.On examination, he had a firm, nontender, mobile 3 × 2-cm mass in the submental triangle, not involving the mandible. Physical examination disclosed no other abnormalities.Believing the mass to be an enlarged lymph node, he had an excision of the mass. A representative histologic section is shown in Figs 1 through 3.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2  Melissa McBrien, MD; Thomas Victor, MD; Allan P. Wolff, MD, Evanston, IllA 4-year-old boy presented with a 1-cm slowly enlarging, nontender, subcutaneous mobile nodule anterior to the tragus