Recurrent spindle cell carcinoma of tongue- report of a rare case in an unusual location
Mohamad Safwan A, Bharath VM, Ann Susan Robert, Jayaprakash Madhavan, Jayanand Sunil B
Spindle cell carcinoma (SPCC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma having rapid growth and recurring nature. The scarcity of available literature, suggests that spindle cell carcinoma of the tongue is extremely rare. We present a 68-year-old male with a 1.5 x 1cm, recurrent, and rapidly proliferative lesion of the tongue for 2 months duration. We performed wide local excision with ipsilateral selective neck dissection. Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry confirmed sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma. He remains disease-free since 12 months of surgery. SPCC should be always considered during workup for any exophytic recurrent lesion from the tongue. Such lesions should be excised locally with a histologically negative margin and neck dissection for prevention of recurrence.
Mohamad Safwan A, Bharath VM, Ann Susan Robert, Jayaprakash Madhavan, Jayanand Sunil B. Recurrent spindle cell carcinoma of tongue- report of a rare case in an unusual location. International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 14-16