Date of Presentation:12/20/2021

Attending pathologist: O. Hans Iwenofu, MD

Presented by: Sehrish Javaid, BDS, MS, PhD

Prepared by: Sehrish Javaid, BDS, MS, PhD



A 57 year old male presented to the head and neck surgical oncology clinic with a lesion on left ventral tongue. The lesion was first noted by his dentist. The lesion presented as a 8 mm firm nodule on ventral surface of the tongue. Patient denied pain in the lesion, dysphagia, voice change or weight loss. An excisional biopsy was performed.


What is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  2. Secretory carcinoma
  3. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  4. Acinic cell carcinoma
Secretory carcinoma