Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 609–612 | Cite as

Carcinosarcoma of Tongue with Predominant Osteosarcomatous Component

  • Vishal Rao
  • Aleena JainEmail author
  • Sudha Murthy
  • Chandra Sekhara Rao
Case Report


Carcinosarcoma is exceedingly rare in the oral cavity and shows presence of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. We report a case of carcinosarcoma of tongue in a 51-year-old male with predominant osteosarcomatous and squamous cell carcinoma components. There was no evidence of regional or systemic metastatic disease. This case represents the first reported example of this unusual neoplasm with a predominant osteosarcomatous component, arising in the tongue.


Carcinosarcoma Tongue Osteosarcoma Squamous cell carcinoma 



Squamous cell carcinoma


Hepatitis B surface antigen


Hepatitis C virus


Human immunodeficiency virus


Pectoralis major myocutaneous


Computed tomography


Positron emission tomography–computed tomography


Hematoxylin and Eosin


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology& Laboratory MedicineBasavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research InstituteHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Head and Neck OncologyBasavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

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