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A firm, smooth, dome-shaped, non-tender lump under my lower lip was removed by a surgeon for a biopsy. Before removal, it grew one cm in diameter. Could it be a malignant lesion?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago, a yellowish, firm, dome-shaped smooth lump started to grow under my lower lip. It was visible only after pulling the lip down. My oral and maxillofacial surgeon suspected it could be a minor salivary gland tumor, so he removed the lesion with the salivary gland and sen...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All benign and malignant oral cavity tumors have very similar features; hence, a biopsy is needed when we suspect a tumor in the initial visit, irrespective of the color. We cannot establish a confirmative diagnosis unless the cell type is studied under the microscop...  Read Full »

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