Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62987
Moser, Stephanie; Beer, Marc; Damerau, Georg; Lübbers, Heinz-Theo; Grätz, Klaus W; Kruse, Astrid L (2011). A case report of metastasis of malignant mesothelioma to the oral gingiva. Head & Neck Oncology, 3:21.
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Metastatic mesothelioma to the oral cavity arises from the pleura or peritoneum and distant hematogenous metastases are seen in more than half of cases but only a few cases are reported to the oral cavity.
A 75 year old male suffering from metastatic mesothelioma presents an hyperplasia of the attached gingiva. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare tumour arising from pleura, pericardium or peritoneum.
This article highlights the importance of biopsy and histopathological diagnosis of oral lesions especially in case of a malignant history.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||20 Jul 2012 10:42|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 15:51|
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