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Tuberculosis of the tongue clinically masquerading as a neoplasm: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22043432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Tuberculosis of the tongue is a very rare event even in areas and countries in which tuberculosis is endemic. The disease can present itself in a variety of clinical appearances, most of which may mimic malignant lingual neoplasms clinically. In this case, we present a patient who initially complained of an ulcerated lingual swelling, which was suspected to be a squamous cell carcinoma on clinical examination. In addition, the diagnosis was missed on the first and initial biopsy as it was not representative of the lesion. The diagnosis of lingual tuberculosis was made by histopathology on a second biopsy. In this article, we described the clinicopathological features of tuberculous glossitis with a comparison between our case and other similar reported cases in addition to a literature review.
Ammar Cherkess Al-Rikabi; Maria Abdul Raheem Arafah
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  2070-5204     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-01     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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