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.