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Tongue Carcinoma

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Tongue Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue

  • Risk Factors
  1. Older age
  2. Tobacco Abuse
  3. Alcohol Abuse
  • 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
  • Evaluation
  1. Biopsy suspicious lesions
  • Management
  1. Surgical resection and Radiation Therapy