Under general anesthesia an incision was made through the posterior tongue to release a circumscribed yellow nodule (Figure 3). The soft tissue nodule was bluntly and circumferentially enucleated. It shelled out intact as an encapsulated yellow nodule (Figure 4) of about 3.5 cm in greatest dimensions. The nodule was soft, and upon sectioning it was yellow and glistening. The surgical site was closed with Vicryl suture. The ar