Full Length Research Paper
Cystadenocarcinoma is a rare salivary gland tumor which commonly arises in the ovary and the appendix. Only 7 cases have been reported in the tongue with 2 cases described as highly malignant. We report a case of cystadenocarcinoma of the base of the tongue in a 79-year-old man who presented with goiter and dysphagia. Physical examination showed a mass of the tongue. Treatment consisted in a partial glossectomy. The patient was free of recurrences after one year of follow up. Cystadenocarcinoma of the tongue is a very rare tumor on which diagnosis is based on histological findings. The treatment is based on surgical excision. These tumours are reported to have a good prognosis but some cases have been described reported to recur even after many years of follow up.
Key words: Cystadenocarcinoma, base of the tongue.
|APA||(2010). Salivary gland cystadenocarcinoma of the tongue: A case report and literature review. Medical Case Studies, 1(1), 1-4.|
|Chicago||Mona Mlika, Ines Chelly, Heifa Azouz, Houda Ouertani, Ghazi Besbes,Emna Mnif, Slim Haouet, Mohamed Moncef Zitouna and Nidhameddine Kchir. "Salivary gland cystadenocarcinoma of the tongue: A case report and literature review." Medical Case Studies 1, no. 1 (2010): 1-4.|
|MLA||Mona Mlika, et al. "Salivary gland cystadenocarcinoma of the tongue: A case report and literature review." Medical Case Studies 1.1 (2010): 1-4.|