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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 Dicembre;24(3):151-4

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Clear cell carcinoma of the tongue: a case report with long term follow-up

Chiodi S. 1, Carta M. 1, Iacoviello P. 1, Signorini G. 1, Guglielmini P. 2, Grosso F. 2, Piovano P. L. 2, Verrina G. 1

1 Unit of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy;
2 Unit of Oncology, “SS. Antonio e Biagio e C. Arrigo” Hospital, Alessandria, Italy


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Clear cell carcinoma not otherwise specified (CCC-NOS) is a rare entity, mainly occurring in the minor salivary glands. It is classically considered to be of low-grade malignant potential, although the biological course of this disease has not been well characterized yet, due to the low number of cases reported, usually with very short follow-up. We reported on the case of a patient affected by CCC-NOS of the body of the tongue who underwent conservative surgery and who is free from relapse at 6 year follow-up.

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