Dentistry, College of


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Dental Hygiene (November 1985) 59(11): 504-506.


Copyright 1985, American Dental Hygienists' Association. Used by permission.


This article reviews a solitary, well-defined tumor of the floor of the mouth. The tumor presented as a raised, elevated, sessile mass that was freely movable and soft to. the touch. The case illustrates the importance of performing a thorough head and neck examination, and formulating a differential diagnosis if any abnormality is detected. The clinical features, histopathology and responsibility of the dental hygienist in performing a thorough head and neck examination is reviewed.