Squamous cell carcinoma of tongue in an 11-year-old girl

Zehra Fadoo, Fozia Naz, Yousuf Husen, Shahid Pervez, Nizam Ul Hasan

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Abstract

We report the case of an 11-year-old girl with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. This is a very rare disease in children with only a few cases reported in the literature. There is a great need to create awareness of the harmful and potentially lethal effects of chewing paan and betel nut not only in adults but also in children. Pediatricians and family physicians should also be aware of the possibility of this disease entity occurring at an earlier age so as to decrease delay in diagnosis and initiation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e199-e201
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Child
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Tongue

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