Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is a common head and neck cancer.
It is a subset of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck which is dealt with in the squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck article.
- See head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
- Best histologic predictors of behaviour:
- Depth of invasion.
- Growth pattern (satellites or small cell islands).
- Almangush, A.; Bello, IO.; Coletta, RD.; Mäkitie, AA.; Mäkinen, LK.; Kauppila, JH.; Pukkila, M.; Hagström, J. et al. (Jul 2015). "For early-stage oral tongue cancer, depth of invasion and worst pattern of invasion are the strongest pathological predictors for locoregional recurrence and mortality.". Virchows Arch 467 (1): 39-46. doi:10.1007/s00428-015-1758-z. PMID 25838076.