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formerly Central European Journal of Medicine

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Volume 7, Issue 2


Volume 10 (2015)

Verrucous carcinoma of the tongue — a rare case study

Jadwiga Waskowska / Rafal Koszowski / Agnieszka Raczkowska-Siostrzonek / Katarzyna Stemplewska
Published Online: 2012-02-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0137-7


Verrucous carcinoma is a slow growing, well demarcated, exophytic variant of squamosus cell carcinoma with a characteristic verrucous presentation. It is a rare tumour and in 75% of cases it is localised in the oral cavity, and sporadically within the tongue. HPV infection is identified in 40% of patients. Good prognosis is characteristic for this tumour, since the 5-year survival is 93%. The authors describe a case of verrucous carcinoma localised in the tongue of a 62-year old patient. The clinical course, diagnostics and proposed treatment was described and discussed with the existing literature data.

Keywords: Verrucous carcinoma; Oral cavity; Tongue

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Published Online: 2012-02-03

Published in Print: 2012-04-01

Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 145–148, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0137-7.

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