AN ATYPICAL CASE OF METASTATIC SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA IN A YOUNG FEMALE
Dr. Venkateswaramma Begari, Dr. Sushmita Ture*, Dr. K. Siddalingappa, Dr. Shivangi B., Dr. Chetan K.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral tongue in patients less than 40 years old is a rare condition. Several systematic reviews in Oncology have revealed that the number of individuals under the age of 40-years with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is relatively rare. We report a case of oral squamous of the tongue in a 40-year-old female with complete coverage of clinical features, investigations and treatment.The clinical and radiographic features as well as the histopathological features of this case are discussed in detail. The prognosis of patients with advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is poor. Tumor invasion across the midline, cervical lymphatic metastasis, surgical treatment, recurrence and residual tumor are independent factors affecting the prognosis.
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