Clinical and Radiographic Findings

This swelling was not apparent to the patient but was noticed by the dentist. It was a large soft tissue lesion in the posterior tongue (Figure 1). The CT scan in soft tissue window showed a well-circumscribed soft tissue lesion in the posterior tongue (Figure 2) which measured 3.0 x 2.1 x 3.2 cm.

Figure 1 This is a clinical photograph as the patient first presented to the Swedish Hospital. Note the large, smooth surfaced and deep swelling in the posterior tongue.

Figure 2 This is a CT scan in soft tissue window image demonstrating a well circumscribed soft tissue lesion in the posterior tongue.