Spindle cell carcinoma of the tongue: a case report in a young patient


  • Francisco Assis Almeida Lima - Júnior Universidade Tiradente
  • Rafael Barreto Vieira Valois Universidade Tiradente
  • Simone Alves Garcez Guedes Universidade Tiradente
  • Juliana Batista Melo Fonte Universidade Tiradente
  • Maria de Fátima Batista Melo Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Ericka Janine Dantas Silveira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Silvana Vieira Floresta Gomes Instituto de Tecnologia e Pesquisa
  • Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti Albuquerque - Júnior Instituto de Tecnologia e Pesquisa




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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LIMA - JÚNIOR, F.A.A., VALOIS, R.B.V., GUEDES, S.A.G., FONTE, J.B.M., MELO, M. de F.B., SILVEIRA, E.J.D., GOMES, S.V.F. and ALBUQUERQUE - JÚNIOR, R.L.C., 2017. Spindle cell carcinoma of the tongue: a case report in a young patient . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 809–814. [Accessed13 June 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n3-36507. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/36507.



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