IJOHNS  Vol.1 No.2 , August 2012
Primary Angiosarcoma of the Tongue: A Case Report
Abstract: Sarcomas are rare tumors of head and neck region and constitute less than 1% of all cancers in this region. Primary angiosarcoma of the oral cavity is an extremely rare malignancy with few reported cases in literature till now. We present a case of a 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed as angiosarcoma after appropriate histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation.
Cite this paper: V. Chadha, D. Rawat and B. Prasad, "Primary Angiosarcoma of the Tongue: A Case Report," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2012, pp. 51-52. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2012.12011.

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