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Pathology Research International
Volume 2011, Article ID 572381, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/572381
Case Report

Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue: A Rare Tumor in an Unusual Location

1Pathology Department, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, 06110 Ankara, Turkey
2Ear-Nose-Throat Department, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, 06110 Ankara, Turkey

Received 6 October 2010; Revised 7 December 2010; Accepted 17 January 2011

Academic Editor: Gary Tse

Copyright © 2011 Murat Oktay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Spindle cell carcinoma is a rare biphasic tumor consisting of epithelial and mesenchymal components. Presence of this tumor type in the tongue has rarely been reported. Herein, a case of 55-year-old woman who presented with a polypoid lesion at her tongue has been reported. Surgery was performed and pathologic examination revealed a spindle cell carcinoma. We present this rare tumor with an unusual location to contribute in part to the better understanding and awareness of this rare malignancy.