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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128-130

Squamous cell carcinoma of tongue in a 19-year-old female


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut - 673 008, Kerala, India

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T Randhawa
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut - 673 008, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.44071

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Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the Oral Cavity, usually affecting individuals over 50 years of age. It rarely occurs in patients who are less than 40 years old (0.4-5.5%). However, since it is so rare, when cases occur they are often misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated leading to delay in definitive treatment. This report describes a case of squamous cell carcinoma, involving the posterolateral border of the tongue of a 19-year-old female patient, with no deleterious habits usually associated with oral cancer. This report focuses on the etiological factors and prognosis related to the case. Additionally, a brief literature review regarding squamous cell carcinoma in young patients is also included.






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