Base of tongue tumour: squamous cell carcinoma
3-4 months left sided neck lump associated with dysphagia and odynophagia. FNA +ve for SCC. Panendoscopy and Bx revealed right and left base of tongue lesions.
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A bulky, lobulated mass at the base of the tongue near the lingual tonsil with extension into the valleculae bilaterally (41 x 21mm).
A separate right faucial tonsil mass is present (16 x 12 mm) and involves the left faucial tonsil in direct continuation.
- large bilateral lymphadenopathy (jugular chains levels 2- 4). Right sided lymphadenopathy appears partially necrotic.
- probable right supraclavicular lymphadenopathy (partially imaged).
Case submitted by Dr Smita Deb & A/Prof Pramit Phal.
Base of tongue SCC.
- T4a - invasion of tumour into valleculae (larynx).
- N2c - metastasis in bilateral lymph nodes <6cm.