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A Small Nodule on the Lateral Tongue

Case Challenge Number: 34

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Can you make the diagnosis? This 71-year-old white male presented for routine dental prophylaxis and oral examination. He reported the recent development of a small growth on the left posterior lateral border of his tongue, which had not been present at his last visit. The patient indicated the lesion was not painful but had slowly increased in size over the past two to three months.

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