Histology Course S I 21 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S I 21 squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: C02.9; ICD-O: 8078/3

62-year-old male, chronic alcohol abuse. Painless ulcer with mildy elevated edges at the lateral border of the tongue

- The mucosa is ulcerated
- Beneath the ulcer, a tumour with invasive destructive growth infiltrates the tongue musculature
- Strands of tumour cells of varying width, partly with central keratinisation
- The order of cell strand layers partly resembles that of squamous cells.
- Inflammatory infiltrate with histiocytes in the area surrounding the tumour