Treatment of tongue carcinoma in a patient with HTLV-I infection: report of a case

@article{Chiba1999TreatmentOT,
  title={Treatment of tongue carcinoma in a patient with HTLV-I infection: report of a case},
  author={I. Chiba and Y. Yamazaki and T. Ueno and K. Notani and H. Fukuda},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={574-576}
}
  • I. Chiba, Y. Yamazaki, +2 authors H. Fukuda
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) is highly endemic in Kyushu and in some areas of Hokkaido. The major transmission routes of HTLV-I are from mother to child through breast milk and from man to woman through semen. The mechanism of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is poorly understood. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue that was positive for antibodies to HTLV-I. The patient underwent radiotherapy, neck dissection, hemiglossectomy, and oral reconstruction without any… CONTINUE READING