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Delayed diagnosis of a foreign body in the tongue
  1. Nuno Ribeiro Costa,
  2. Delfim Duarte,
  3. Gustavo Lopes
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Porto, Matosinhos, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nuno Ribeiro Costa, nunodanielcosta{at}

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A 70 year-old man presented with 1-month history of progressive pain in the tongue after eating fish. The patient stated that he had sought medical care back then, but since no foreign body was found he was discharged with paracetamol. Physical examination revealed a mass located in the middle third of the right edge of the tongue with 1.5 cm of diameter, with mild …

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