Tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Saad Ahmed Saad Hassan


Left tongue ulcer

Patient Data

Age: 95 years
Gender: Male

A rather well-defined mass involves the left aspect of the tongue and the left sublingual space, it measures 4.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm in its maximum dimensions. The mass elicits a low signal on T1-weighted images and a high signal on T2-weighted images with mild post-contrast enhancement. Medially, the mass mildly displaces the left genioglossus muscle and abuts the left neurovascular bundle without signs of infiltration. Anteroinferiorly, the mass contacts the left sublingual gland.  Posteriorly, the lesion reaches just anterior to the base of the tongue
There is no cervical lymphadenopathy.


Case Discussion


Biopsies of moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 75833
Published: 16th Apr 2020
Last edited: 18th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Poole NHS Foundation Trust

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