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Tongue cancers during pregnancy: Case reports and review of literature.
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PMID:  22009853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Due to its rarity, there is no standard treatment for tongue cancers that concur with pregnancy. Treatment depends on the stage of cancer, gestational age of the pregnancy, and the wish of the mother to maintain the pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to review the literature and to report 5 new cases. METHODS: Twelve cases of tongue cancer during pregnancy were already reported between 1987 and 2009. We report 5 new cases and first administration of concomitant radiochemotherapy for tongue cancer. RESULTS: Median age of the patients was 29 years, 65% of diagnoses were made after the first trimester of pregnancy. Different treatment modalities are used to treat tongue cancer during pregnancy. CONCLUSION: We hypothesize that tongue cancer treatment adhering to standard protocols provides the best guarantee to cure the mother. Based on a growing experience and insight taking fetal safety into consideration, the available data suggest that standard treatment is a realistic option. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2011.
Mina Mhallem Gziri; Sileny N Han; Kristel Van Calsteren; Liesbeth Heyns; Pierre Delaere; Sandra Nuyts; Frank Van den Heuvel; Anne-Céline Cheron; Eric Fossion; Danielle Van den Weyngaert; Christianne Lok; Frédéric Amant
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Gynecologic Oncology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
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