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Journal of Case Reports
Primary Intestinal-type Adenocarcinoma of the Tongue: A Rare Clinical Entity
Arunabha Chakravarti1, Deeksha Sharma1, Moazzam Mojahid1, Kiran Agarwal2 
Departments of 1Otorhinolaryngology and 2Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and and associated Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Arunabha Chakravarti
Email: drachakravarti@yahoo.co.in
Received: 13-OCT-2020 Accepted: 28-OCT-2020 Published Online: 15-NOV-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0062
Background: Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of tongue is a rare entity, accounting for 2% of all the tongue malignancies. Till now, eight cases of primary intestinal adenocarcinoma have been reported. Case Report: A 65 years old male presented with a progressively increasing ulcero-proliferative mass of left lateral tongue since last six months with left cervical lymphadenopathy. The patient underwent thorough panendoscopy, radiological and histopathological evaluation. CK7, CK20 and Ki-67 markers were used to confirm the diagnosis. The patient was started on chemotherapy and was planned for radiotherapy because of the advanced stage of the disease. Conclusion: Primary intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of the tongue is rare and needs to be distinguished from metastatic intestinal adenocarcinoma.
Keywords : Adenocarcinoma, Intestinal Neoplasms, Radiology, Tongue Neoplasms.
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