Pedunculated Squamous Cell Carcinoma on the Tip of the Tongue

Hiromitsu Yamamoto, Mariko Kawai, Ken ichiro Murakami
2017 Oral Health Case Reports  
Tongue cancers are the most frequent types of malignant tumors of the oral and maxillofacial regions, and their prognosis is usually worse than that of other oral cancers. Most tongue cancers occur on the lateral borders of the tongue, and their occurrence on the tip of the tongue is rare. Moreover, squamous cell carcinomas rarely show pedunculated growth, in contrast, oral verrucous carcinomas, which show external growth, are a distinct type of squamous cell carcinoma.
doi:10.4172/2471-8726.1000139 fatcat:5sg2m3g4tfgexkpzpsblrbsze4