A purple swelling on the tongue

  title={A purple swelling on the tongue},
  author={Prashanth Panta},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
A painless, purple, dome shaped swelling was discovered on routine oral examination in a 20 year old male, near the right lateral border of the tongue. He revealed that the swelling had been growing in a subtle manner since 2 months, and he reported no history of trauma. It measured about 1.5x1.5 cm, surface appeared granular and was soft in consistency. Diascopic examination using a glass slide resulted in blanching, a feature characteristic of vascular and inflammatory lesions. Based on the… CONTINUE READING