International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research

International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research


International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research
International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1
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.
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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
International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research