Spindle cell carcinoma of the tongue: a case report in a young patient
Keywords:Carcinoma, Spindle cell carcinoma, Differential diagnosis
Spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) is a rare biphasic tumor of epithelial origin that comprises squamous and sarcomatoid components. The diagnosis may be challenging, particularly when the squamous differentiation is not obvious. SpCC of the tongue has rarely been reported. Here we report a case of SpCC on the right border of the tongue of a 28-year-old male. The diagnosis was based on the correlation of clinical, morphological, and immunohistochemical findings. We describe this rare tumor, present at an unusual location in a young patient to contribute to better understanding and awareness of this rare malignancy.
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Copyright (c) 2017 Francisco Assis Almeida Lima - Júnior, Rafael Barreto Vieira Valois, Simone Alves Garcez Guedes, Juliana Batista Melo Fonte, Maria de Fátima Batista Melo, Ericka Janine Dantas Silveira, Silvana Vieira Floresta Gomes, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti Albuquerque - Júnior
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