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exophytic lesions of the tongue

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Tongue Lumps and Bumps

Definition : Exophytic lesions of the tongue encompass a diverse spectrum of entities. These are most commonly reactive, arising in response to local trauma but can also be neoplastic of epithelial, mesenchymal or miscellaneous origin. In most cases, the microscopic examination is likely to provide a straightforward diagnosis.

Macroscopy

- tongue lumps and bumps

Diagnosis

- pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia
- verrucous lesions
- neural lesions
- spindle cell tumors
- adipocytic tumors
- lymphoid-rich lesions