An unusual foreign body of the tongue masquerading as malignancy

Martin A. Shugar, James H. Kelly, Edward J. Glinski, Marshall Strome

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Foreign bodies within the tongue are a rare finding. The history is often not helpful as it is usually remote. Presented is a case of an unusual foreign body in the tongue which masqueraded as a malignancy. The differential diagnosis of an asymptomatic tongue swelling or tongue pain should include foreign body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-675
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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