Case of the Month: Posterior Tongue Nodule
By Anna-Karoline Israel, MD (PGY-3) and Ellen Giampoli, MD
A woman in her 30s presents with a hard nodule on her posterior tongue that she discovered several months ago.
Past Medical History
The patient does not have any significant past medical history.
Physical exam shows a superficial, pedunculated, non-vascular midline tongue lesion adjacent to the circumvallate papillae. No imaging studies are performed. The lesion is excised. H&E sections reveal a well-circumscribed lesion consisting of mature bone underlying the surface tongue mucosa.