The Very First Change of the Tongue with the Development of Cancer

  • Kenta Hamada Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
  • Ryu Ishihara Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
  • Yasushi Yamasaki Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Keywords: Early lingual cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, tongue pain

Abstract

We describe the case of an elderly man with a 3-month history of pain at the tip of his tongue due to a lingual cancer. The lesion appeared slightly depressed and reddish. Our images show the very first changes in the tongue with the development of cancer. Patients with tongue pain often visit the internal medicine department first, so highlighting this case will help physicians detect lingual cancer quickly.

Author Biographies

Ryu Ishihara, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Yasushi Yamasaki, Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka
Gastrointestinal Oncology

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  • Published: 2017-05-26

    Issue: Vol 4 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Hamada, K., Ishihara, R., & Yamasaki, Y. (2017). The Very First Change of the Tongue with the Development of Cancer. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2017_000577