Title

Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Tongue

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2018

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Head and Neck Pathology

Source ISSN

1936-055X

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1007/s12105-017-0877-z

Abstract

A 51-year-old white female presented with a painful ulcer of the left ventrolateral tongue. An incisional biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of adenosquamous carcinoma. The adenosquamous carcinoma is an uncommon malignant tumor with histopathological features of a squamous carcinoma and an adenocarcinoma. A definitive diagnosis requires histopathological examination of a deep biopsy involving the submucosal tissue. This malignant tumor shows aggressive behavior with early invasive growth and a poor prognosis. The histopathological findings and differential diagnosis of a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the tongue are discussed.

Comments

Head and Neck Pathology, Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 2018): 576-579. DOI.

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