Journal article

SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA OF THE TONGUE IN A CHILD WITH FANCONI-ANEMIA - A CASE-REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

GR SOMERS, SN TABRIZI, K TIEDEMANN, CW CHOW, SM GARLAND, DJ VENTER

Fetal and Pediatric Pathology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS | Published : 1995

Abstract

This report documents a case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue in a child with Fanconi anemia (FA). FA is an autosomal recessive syndrome defined by chromosomal breakage in response to diepoxybutane or mitomycin C in which many patients present with pancytopenia, hypoplastic bone marrow, hyperpigmentation of the skin, skeletal malformations, small stature, hypogonadism, and chromosomal aberrations. Such patients are prone to the development of hematological malignancies and squamous cell carcinoma, especially of the head and neck. Although FA appears to be genetically heterogeneous, all cases display abnormalities of DNA repair. A gene defective in one of the four subsets of FA ..

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