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Squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa: A retrospective analysis of 22 cases

September 26, 2008  |  Doris Lin, MD, M. Kara Bucci, MD, David W. Eisele, MD, and Steven J. Wang, MD


We examined our institution's experience with 22 cases of previously untreated buccal squamous cell carcinoma via a retrospective chart review. Eleven of these patients had been treated with a combination of surgical excision and postoperative radiation therapy, 8 patients with...

Lingual hematoma and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: A case report

March 1, 2008  |  Geoffrey S. Getnick, MD, Samuel J. Lin, MD, Joseph R. Raviv, MD, William E. Walsh, MD, and Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD


Lingual hematoma is a rare but potentially fatal cause of upper airway obstruction. Patients receiving anticoagulants such as heparin can suffer from significant complications of these medications. Not only does heparin exert effects directly on the coagulation cascade, but it...

Isolated lingual mucormycosis in an infant with Down syndrome

January 1, 2008  |  Subhaschandra Shetty, MS, DNB, Usha Kini, MD, DCP, DNB, and Rajeev Joy, MBBS, DLO


Mucormycosis is characterized by severe infection with rapid progression and a high mortality rate. In immunocompromised hosts, the most common type is the rhinocerebral form of mucormycosis. Invasive mucormycosis affecting only the tongue is extremely rare. We report one such...

Two cases of neurilemmoma of the tongue

November 1, 2007  |  Kadambari Batra, DLO, DNB, Anil Kumar Rai, MS, Neena Chaudhary, MS, and Sameer Topno, MBBS


Neurilemmomas of the tongue are uncommon. When they do occur, treatment is simple. However, diagnosis is invariably delayed because of the vagueness of symptoms. We encountered 2 cases of this unusual tumor within weeks of each other. In 1 of these cases, the definitive...

Median rhomboid glossitis

October 1, 2007  |  Brenda L. Nelson, DDS; Lester D.R. Thompson, MD, FASCP

Median rhomboid glossitis-also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis-is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue. It occurs in as many as 1% of adults.

Burkitt's lymphoma of the base of the tongue: A case report and review of the literature

June 1, 2007  |  Steven M. Feinberg, MD; S.H. Ignatius Ou, MD, PhD; Mai Gu, MD, PhD; Terry Y. Shibuya, MD

Tongue erosions and diet cola

April 1, 2007  |  Sharon E. Jacob, MD; Tace Steele, BA

Endoscopic view of a hypermobile tongue in the nasopharynx

September 1, 2006  |  Adam J. LeVay, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD

Thyroglossal duct cyst: An unusual presentation

July 1, 2006  |  Kishore Chandra Prasad, MS, DLO; Naveen Kumar Dannana, MBBS, MS; Sampath Chandra Prasad, MBBS
Most thyroglossal duct cysts are located at or very close to the midline. They generally manifest as painless...

Bilateral pleomorphic adenoma of the anterior tongue: A case report

December 1, 2005  |  Ramandeep S. Virk, MS; Harbir Hundal, MS
We report a case of bilateral pleomorphic adenoma of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue in a 38-year-old man...

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma at the base of the tongue: An unusual location

December 1, 2005  |  Alfio J. Tincani, MD, PhD; Albina Altemani, MD, PhD; Antonio S. Martins, MD, PhD; Gilson Barreto, MD; João B. Valério, MD; André Del Negro, MD; Priscila P.C. Araújo, MD
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a malignant neoplasm of low aggressiveness that occurs almost...

Macroglossia secondary to systemic amyloidosis: Case report and literature review

June 1, 2005  |  Sandra Doria Xavier, MD; Ivo Bussoloti Filho, PhD; Helena Müller, MD
Amyloidosis is characterized by an abnormal extracellular deposition of amyloid in different tissues and organs...


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