JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/40134
FullText URL 64_4_257.pdf
Author Moritani, Norifumi| Yamada, Tomohiro| Mizobuchi, Koichi| Wakimoto, Mari| Ikeya, Yoko| Matsumura, Tatsushi| Mishima, Katsuaki| Iida, Seiji|
Abstract The term atypical lipomatous tumor (ALT) is synonymous with well-differentiated liposarcoma (WDL). This tumor occurs very rarely in the tongue. Thus, it is difficult to predict its prognosis. Although recurrence of ALT/WDL is thought to be unlikely after complete excision, long-term follow-up is necessary when considering the pathologic conditions of this tumor at other sites. Here, we report a case of an ALT of the tongue, with a review of the literature. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of a tumor on the left side of his tongue. Upon palpation, the tumor was 12mm in diameter, circumscribed, elastic and hard, well demarcated, movable, and painless. We diagnosed the lesion as a lipoma and extirpated the tumor under local anesthesia. Because the specimen was histopathologically diagnosed as an ALT, as a precaution, we excised an additional 5mm from the area surrounding the original tumor under general anesthesia. Three years after the operation, the tongue demonstrated good healing without paresthesia or dysfunction, and to date there has been no evidence of recurrence.
Keywords atypical lipomatous tumor well-differentiated liposarcoma tongue
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2010-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume64
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 257
End Page 261
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 20802543
Web of Science KeyUT 000281384400007