Classical presentation of Ackerman’s tumour of tongue: a case report

Ravi D., Hanumanth Prasad M., Madhuri M. Gudikote, Balaji N. K., Sowmya T. R.


Ackerman’s tumour also called verrucous carcinoma (VC) is a controversial manifestation of well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It manifests as proliferative cauliflower like growth which is characteristic. Histologically it has a deceptively benign microscopic appearance. Hence it requires expertize for diagnosis. Although VC is illustrated as a benign lesion with minimum aggressive potential, over a period of time it can evolve into SCC. We report here a case of verrucous carcinoma of tongue in a young male with a history of tobacco chewing. 


Ackerman, Verrucous, Tongue

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