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Congenital Angioma of the Tongue Dr Jacob Frank



DR. JACOB FRANK presented a man, seventy-one years of age, a carpenter, with a very large congenital angioma of the tongue. The patient had a large swelling on the side of the neck, and on palpating the tonsil it was found to be hard. The case was pre sented in order to elicit the opinions of the members relative to operation. The patient had a systolic murmur. If a child is presented with an angioma of the tongue, should an operation be done for the removal of the tumor? Considering that this man had lived seventy-one years with this tumor of the tongue, he would be loath to advise an operation unless it began to grow rapidly.