Tongue abscess mimicking neoplasia.

  title={Tongue abscess mimicking neoplasia.},
  author={H J Kim and Bong Jae Lee and S J Kim and W-Y Shim and Seung Kug Baik and Munkyung Sunwoo},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={27 10},
Tongue abscess is a very rare condition about which only sparse imaging findings have been reported. In 2 patients, a submucosal malignant tumor was suspected because of the presence of a painful hard tongue mass with intact mucosal surface. Differential diagnosis of the tongue abscess or malignancy was difficult on MR imaging or positron emission tomography-CT. In careful retrospective history taking, the symptoms had dated from an episode of eating fish several months before presentation… CONTINUE READING

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