Date of Presentation:10/27/2021

Attending pathologist: O. Hans Iwenofu, MD

Presented by: Sehrish Javaid, BDS, MS, PhD

Prepared by: Sehrish Javaid, BDS, MS, PhD



A female in her 50’s with history of mild asthma, hypertension, diabetes, Bell’s palsy presented to the clinic with a right tongue mass on the posterolateral surface. Patient observed the sore in mirror and her PCP treated the lesion with antifungal without any improvement.

Patient was referred to head and neck surgical oncology.

A partial glossectomy was performed since the lesion was present at high risk site.


What is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  2. Secretory carcinoma
  3. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  4. Mucocele
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma