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Med Arch. 2022; 76(4): 305-307

Advanced Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Posterior-Lateral Border of the Tongue Invading the Floor of the Mouth

Georges Aoun, Sami El-Toum, Chirine Chammas, Fidele Nabbout.


Background: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common cancer of the oral cavity. It mainly affects patients aged over 50 with male-to-female ratio 2:1. Most of the cases of oral SCC are linked to tobacco and alcohol use. Objective: In this report, we present a case of a 67-year-old male with a mass on the posterior-lateral border of the tongue. Being heavy smoker and alcoholic since a young age, he was at high-risk of developing oral cancer. Case report: Old male of a 67-year-old with Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue invading the floor of the mouth, who is being heavy smoker and alcoholic since a young age. what was probably one of the reason to be at high-risk of developing oral cancer. After thorough clinical, histopathological, and imaging assessments a poorly differentiated stage III (T3, N1, M0) SCC was confirmed. He underwent left hemiglossectomy with marginal mandibulectomy and radical neck dissection followed by radiation therapy. Conclusion: SCCs of the tongue can be often asymptomatic and identified at advanced phase leading to a poor prognosis. Therefore, their early diagnosis/management, and regular postoperative follow-ups are mandatory for better treatment outcome and recurrence prevention.

Key words: Cancer, oral, squamous cell carcinoma, tongue, floor of the mouth.

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