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Rare form of tongue cancer suggests screening vigilance

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A rare cancer is reported in a new case report in ecancermedicalscience – an unusual case of spindle cell carcinoma in the tongue. Spindle cell carcinoma is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. These tumors get their name from their distinctive spindle-shaped cells, readily detectable by immunohistochemistry.

A rare cancer is reported in a new case report in ecancermedicalscience -- an unusual case of spindle cell carcinoma in the tongue.

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A 65-year-old male patient with a history of chronic alcoholism complained of an odd, painless white growth over his tongue. Doctors at the Government Medical College in Latur, India were intrigued when they identified the hard white growth as a rare case of spindle cell carcinoma.

Spindle cell carcinoma is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma. These tumors get their name from their distinctive spindle-shaped cells, readily detectable by immunohistochemistry.

Occurrence of this type of tumor on the tongue is exceedingly rare, says author Dr Manisha Biradar.

Less than 1% of oral tumors contain spindle cells, which may discourage doctors from screening for these rare anomalies.

"Since spindle cell carcinoma is a highly malignant tumor with a propensity for early metastasis and high recurrence rates, this needs to be diagnosed at an early stage," Dr Biradar warns.

Dr Biradar hopes that this case report will encourage other doctors to consider screening for spindle cells when diagnosing tumors of the head and neck.


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  1. Manisha V Biradar, Sunita S Dantkale, Rahul S Abhange, Hemlata T Kamra and Khushboo Birla. Spindle cell carcinoma of the tongue: a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. ecancermedicalscience, July 2014 DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.447

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