The doctor (primarily a dentist or ENT doctor) begins the diagnosis with a detailed clarification of the patient's complaints. Then he conducts a clinical examination. The doctor already evaluates the anterior two-thirds of the tongue with the naked eye. With the help of mirrors, you can also check the base of the tongue.
Then the doctor palpates the tumor, which is often perceived as painful. From suspicious areas, he can take tissue samples for histological examination.
Modern methods of layer-by-layer research make it possible to determine the prevalence of a tumor relative to neighboring structures. This includes computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. At the same time, the condition of the cervical lymph nodes can also be well assessed. For this, however, an ultrasound examination of the lymph nodes can also serve.
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