Otolaryngology Book


Tongue Carcinoma

Aka: Tongue Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue
  1. See Also
    1. Oral Growth
    2. Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
  2. Risk Factors
    1. Older age
    2. Tobacco Abuse
    3. Alcohol Abuse
  3. Signs
    1. Appearance
      1. Leukoplakia or Tongue ulcers persistent >2 weeks
      2. Onset with slight thickening over a red or white base
    2. Distribution
      1. Rarely occurs on Tongue dorsum
      2. Look at base and lateral edges of Tongue
  4. Evaluation
    1. Biopsy suspicious lesions
  5. Management
    1. Surgical resection and Radiation Therapy
  6. References
    1. Llewellyn (2001) Oral Oncol 37(5): 401-18 [PubMed]

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