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A 26-year-old female asked:

submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. meaning? causes?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Nothing good.: You likely need to have this biopsied, if you smoke or drink see an ENT doctor to make sure you do not have a cancer of the throat.
Dr. Neil McLeod
Dr. Neil McLeod commented
Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Take the advice
Sep 6, 2013

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