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Article Number - 1973643500


Vol.1(1), pp. 1-4 , October 2010

ISSN: 2141-6532



Full Length Research Paper

Salivary gland cystadenocarcinoma of the tongue: A case report and literature review



Mona Mlika
  • Mona Mlika
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Ines Chelly
  • Ines Chelly
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Heifa Azouz
  • Heifa Azouz
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Houda Ouertani
  • Houda Ouertani
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Ghazi Besbes
  • Ghazi Besbes
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Emna Mnif
  • Emna Mnif
  • Department of Radiology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Slim Haouet
  • Slim Haouet
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Mohamed Moncef Zitouna
  • Mohamed Moncef Zitouna
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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Nidhameddine Kchir
  • Nidhameddine Kchir
  • Department of Pathology, La Rabta Hospital. Bab Saadoun, Tunis, Tunisia.
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 Accepted: 02 September 2010  Published: 30 October 2010

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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.
   
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