Carcinoma Escamoso do Bordo Lingual. Caso Clínico

Rui Albuquerque, Romão Esteves, José López-lópez, Albert Estrugo-devesa, Eduardo Chimenos-küstner

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The squamous cell carcinoma is defined as a malignant neoplasia originated on the stratified paved epithelium. It is the most common malignant neoplasia in the mouth, representing 90% of all oral cancers. Approximately 95% of these carcinomas are manifested on ages above 40, the average age on the masculine sex is 60 and on the feminine sex 70. Man/Woman ratio is 3:1 but on the last decade, a chance on this proportion has been noticed, due to an increase on tobacco use by women.


The aim of this work is to present a clinical case of an “innocent” looking ulcer on the right edge of the tongue.

Clinical case

A patient presenting an ulcer in the tongue is studied clinically and histopathologically, in order to reach the right diagnose of the lesion. The clinical examination and the histopathological analysis led to the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma.


Squamous cell carcinoma is relatively easy to diagnose in the mouth, because of its accessibility to clinical and histopathological examination. The most important thing is to reach an early diagnose and starting the best treatment (usually surgical) as soon as possible.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial
Issue number3
Early online date22 May 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2008

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