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August 1996


Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(8):892-895. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890200080017

Pathologic Quiz Case 1  Metin Taskin, MD; Tunc Gokaslan, MD; Rajesh Kakani, MD; Moacyr DaSilva, MD; New York, NYA 31-year-old black man presented with a neck mass. He had first noticed a slowly growing lump in his neck 7 years earlier. At that time, he had no systemic symptoms or abnormal findings on physical examination. His physician performed a fine-needle aspiration of the mass and told him that it was a benign lesion that needed no further medical treatment. Then, recently, he noticed that the mass had increased in size. He denied having any local or systemic symptoms. Careful review of his medical and family history did not reveal any significant disease.Examination revealed a 7×5-cm, soft, nontender mass in the left submandibular region. The remainder of the head and neck examination revealed no other mass or adenopathy. No intraoral or nasopharyngeal lesion was found. Laboratory findings were

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