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Carcinoma cuniculatum: a rare entity in the oral cavity


Kruse, A L D; Grätz, K W (2009). Carcinoma cuniculatum: a rare entity in the oral cavity. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 20(4):1270-1272.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Carcinoma cuniculatum, a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, is a rare neoplasm with a low risk of metastasis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 74-year-old female patient is presented with a carcinoma cuniculatum of the right maxilla, a very rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma that usually occurs in the skin of the lower extremities, in particular, in the skin of the plantar surface of foot. It is described by an invasive growth pattern, but metastases to regional lymph nodes are rare. In the oral cavity, only very few cases have been published. CONCLUSION: The correct diagnosis of this entity with the knowledge that it is a variant of a low-grade carcinoma with low risk of metastasis is important, so that elective neck dissection must not be obligate.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Carcinoma cuniculatum, a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, is a rare neoplasm with a low risk of metastasis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 74-year-old female patient is presented with a carcinoma cuniculatum of the right maxilla, a very rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma that usually occurs in the skin of the lower extremities, in particular, in the skin of the plantar surface of foot. It is described by an invasive growth pattern, but metastases to regional lymph nodes are rare. In the oral cavity, only very few cases have been published. CONCLUSION: The correct diagnosis of this entity with the knowledge that it is a variant of a low-grade carcinoma with low risk of metastasis is important, so that elective neck dissection must not be obligate.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:July 2009
Deposited On:01 Feb 2010 13:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:40
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:1049-2275
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181ace06b
PubMed ID:19625845

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