Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the tongue

J Laryngol Otol. 1989 Oct;103(10):952-4. doi: 10.1017/s002221510011059x.


In this report a 13-year-old girl with characteristic clinical and pathological features of alveolar soft part sarcoma of the tongue is presented. Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of unknown origin. Forty eight cases of alveolar soft part sarcoma have so far been reported in the head and neck region. Median survival reported for all sites of the body is 79 months following various modes of therapy. In this case, the treatment was surgical excision of the mass combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The patient has been asymptomatic for the past 12 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sarcoma / pathology*
  • Sarcoma / therapy
  • Tongue Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Tongue Neoplasms / therapy