Question of the Week
For September 29, 2020
A 78-year-old man presents with a lump that has developed near his jaw during the past 3 weeks. He is afebrile and has no associated pain or overlying erythema.
Physical examination reveals a palpable, slightly firm, 1.5-cm, left-sided submandibular mass with no cervical or supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Cranial nerve function is within normal limits.
What is the most appropriate next step in this patient’s care?