Revista Cubana de Estomatología
version ISSN 0034-7507
ANTUNES FREITAS, Daniel et al. Lingual cancer in an Alzheimer patient. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2011, vol.48, n.2, pp. 156-161. ISSN 0034-7507.
Oral cancer at world level is considered as one of the more incident in head and neck and the tongue is the more frequent topographical location. The main risk factors are the smoking, alcoholism, inheritance and a poor oral hygiene. The case of an Alzheimer male patient aged 64 with smoking, alcoholism and a poor oral hygiene and a lingual squamocellular carcinoma with metastatic cervical adenopathies. Diagnosis was confirmed by histology. A total glossectomy was carried out and later cervical radiotherapy was applied. Relate were instructed on a better oral hygiene of patient and nowadays is under medical control. Although it is impossible to assure that appearance and development of oral cancer in this patients were provoked by the Alzheimer' disease or to other risks factors if we take into account the possibility that this neurologic illness becomes a risk factor.
Keywords : Oral cancer; lingual cancer; Alzheimer disease.