Colonic-Type Adenocarcinoma of the Base of the Tongue: A Case Report of a Rare Neoplasm

Denisa Slova, Alberto Paniz Mondolfi, Ioana Moisini, Gabriel Levi, Mark Urken, Jose Zevallos, Sharmeen Mansoor, Azita Khorsandi, Dov Bloch, Ramapriya Vidhun, Bruce Wenig

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Lingual adenocarcinomas (ADC), either primary or metastatic to the tongue are extraordinarily rare neoplasms. Primary lingual adenocarcinomas are primarily of minor salivary gland origin. Two cases of primary colonic-type adenocarcinomas of the base of the tongue were recently reported for the first time in the English literature. We present an additional case of lingual intestinal-type adenocarcinoma with mucinous features that occurred in association with cervical node metastasis and discuss the clinicopathologic features and histogenetic aspects of this rare entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Histogenesis
  • Intestinal-type
  • Minor salivary glands
  • Tongue


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