Article: Volume 43 Number 5 Page 494 - June 2016

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Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 21. Lump in the Floor of Mouth

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Abstract: A 9-year-old boy attended complaining of a persistent single swelling in the floor of his mouth causing some difficulties with eating, swallowing and speaking. There was no previous trauma to this area. None of his close relatives had similar lesions. Examination of the skin below the chin revealed a small swelling first noticed by his mother 3 weeks previously (Figure 1). There was no redness, tenderness or sinus tract or cervical lymph node enlargement.

Author notes: Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health: and Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK and Dimitrios Malamos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece.