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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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HIROTA, Silvio K.; MIGLIARI, Dante A. and SUGAYA, Norberto N.. Oral squamous cell carcinoma in a young patient: case report and literature review. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.3, pp. 251-254. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000300007.
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the oral cavity, usually affecting individuals over 50 years of age. It rarely occurs in patients who are less than 40 years old (1 to 6%). This report describes a case of squamous cell carcinoma, staged T2N1M0 (stage III), involving the lateral border and dorsal surface of the tongue of a 25-year-old white female patient, with no smoking or drinking habits. Initial tumor presentation was of deep ulceration and intense pain. This report focuses on the etiological factors, differential diagnosis and prognosis related to the case. Additionally, a brief literature review regarding squamous cell carcinoma in young patients is also included.
Keywords : Carcinoma; squamous cell; Precancerous conditions; Tongue neoplasms.