Tuberculoma of the cheek: a case report.

The Journal of laryngology and otology

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Hathiram BT, Grewal DS, Irani DK, Tankwal PM, Patankar M. Tuberculoma of the cheek: a case report. J Laryngol Otol. 1997;111(9):872-3.
Tuberculoma of the cheek in the absence of tuberculosis elsewhere in the body is rarely seen and hence rarely thought of as a differential diagnosis when such a patient presents. In the following case, the patient was provisionally diagnosed as carcinoma of the cheek because of the exophytic nature of the growth and its presentation. However, histopathology of a biopsy revealed tuberculoma and the response to antituberculous therapy was rapid and curative.