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Rare Metastatic Lesion Affecting the Mouth: Case Report and Review

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DOI: 10.4236/jct.2017.84034    895 Downloads   1,232 Views

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The presence of metastases in the oral cavity is considered quietly rare in the literature. Considering metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma, the occurrence occurs in approximately 1% of cases. The objective of this study was to report a case of metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma in gingiva, in a patient with a previous diagnosis of cancer presenting a poor prognosis. Furthermore, a review of reported cases has already been performed and found only 20 reports. This case report emphasizes the importance of including metastases in soft tissue of the mouth, in the differential diagnosis of lesions with benign aspect.

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Curi, M. , Curra, C. , Condezo, A. , Rodrigues, M. , Pexe, M. , Moraes, B. , DeAntoni, C. , Moreira, R. and Cardoso, C. (2017) Rare Metastatic Lesion Affecting the Mouth: Case Report and Review. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 8, 399-404. doi: 10.4236/jct.2017.84034.

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