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Alternative Names Return to topTongue cancer - posterior
Definition Return to top
A posterior tongue carcinoma is a cancerous growth (tumor) located on the back (posterior) part of the tongue.
See: Oral cancer
References Return to top
Posner M. Head and neck cancer. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 200.Update Date: 5/21/2009 Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.