Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Tongue
Head and Neck Pathology
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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.
Rawal, Yeshwant B. and Anderson, Kenneth M., "Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Tongue" (2018). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 542.