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2012 | 7 | 2 | 145-148

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Verrucous carcinoma of the tongue - a rare case study


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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.











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  • Department of Oral Surgery in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia In Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • Department of Oral Surgery in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia In Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • Department of Oral Surgery in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia In Katowice, Katowice, Poland
  • Chair and Department of Pathology in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia In Katowice, Katowice, Poland


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