Unusual Sites of Metastases in Carcinoma Tongue – A Case Report

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2017,6,2,77-79.
Published:February 2017
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Gunjesh Kumar Singh1, Pragya Singh2, Vikas Yadav1, Priya Baskaran Shanmuga1, Karthik Periasamy1

1Department of Radiotherapy, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi -110029, INDIA.

2Department of Pathology, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi -110029, INDIA.


Cutaneous and renal metastasis in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck is a rare phenomenon. The reported incidence of skin metastasis in these cases is less than 1%, while the exact incidence of renal metastasis is still unknown. In the literature available only one case of renal metastasis from carcinoma tongue has been reported so far. We report a rare occurrence of isolated cutaneous and renal metastasis in an already treated case of carcinoma tongue.

Unusual metastatic sites in a treated case of early stage carcinoma tongue