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Revised: 17 June 2013, last major update May 2013
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- Red papules or nodules at lateral tongue base containing lymphoid tissue
- Fairly common and may be biopsied to rule out lymphoma
- Hypertrophic lingual tonsils may be associated with cough (West J Med 1986;144:229)
Aggregates of partially encapsulated lymphoid nodules
End of Oral cavity > Congenital anomalies > Lingual tonsil
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