Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 38

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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  • Article Number - 1973643500
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 1-4, October 2010
  •  Accepted: 02 September 2010
  •  Published: 30 October 2010

Abstract

 

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.