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Posterior tongue carcinoma

Definition

A posterior tongue carcinoma is a cancerous growth (tumor) located on the back (posterior) part of the tongue.

See: Oral cancer

Alternative Names

Tongue cancer - posterior

References

Posner M. Head and neck cancer. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 200.


Review Date: 5/21/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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