Postradiation angiosarcoma of the tongue

  title={Postradiation angiosarcoma of the tongue},
  author={Ryuji Yasumatsu and Naomi Hirakawa and Kichinobu Tomita},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
arising in the tongue more than 30 years after radiation therapy for lymphangioma of the tongue as a child. Radiation therapy has been well documented as a causative factor in the formation of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, but only rarely angiosarcoma. A 38-year-old Japanese woman was referred to the Head and Neck Division, National Kyushu Cancer Center, in January 1995 for assessment of an intraoral mass lesion. The patient complained of a 3-month history of pain and… CONTINUE READING
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