Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the tongue

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1999 Dec;37(6):451-4. doi: 10.1054/bjom.1999.0116.


We report a case of alveolar soft part sarcoma--a rare malignancy that presented as a swelling at the base of the tongue in a 5-year-old child. Only about one-quarter of the few reported cases arise within the head and neck, the tongue and orbit being the favoured sites.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / pathology*
  • Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part / surgery
  • Tongue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / surgery