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A case report of metastasis of malignant mesothelioma to the oral gingiva


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.

Abstract

Introduction:
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.

Case:
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.

Conclusion:
This article highlights the importance of biopsy and histopathological diagnosis of oral lesions especially in case of a malignant history.

Introduction:
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.

Case:
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.

Conclusion:
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
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 10:42
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:51
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1758-3284
Publisher DOI:10.1186/1758-3284-3-21
PubMed ID:21513537
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62987

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