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Caspian J Intern Med 2019, 10(3): 351-355 Back to browse issues page
Huge maxillary metastasis of an aggressive pancoast tumor –A case report
Ramin Forooghi , Mohammad Ranaee , Fatima Bijani , Safoura Seifi , Daryoosh Moslemi, Mohammadreza Mohammadi , Nima Nikafshar
Oral Health Research Center, Institute of Health, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran , sf_seify@yahoo.com
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Background: Metastatic carcinomas to the upper jaw region are very rare and unfortunately occur in advanced stages of malignancies. Pancoast tumor is a challenging subset of lung carcinoma commonly followed by distant metastasis. Since the metastatic lesion of our patient was very huge and unusual, we decided to report the case.
Case Presentation: Our patient was a middle-aged heavy smoker male with a history of unresectable pancoast tumor. He was referred to the dental clinic with an expanded maxillary metastasis involving the bone and sinus region as well as oral soft tissues. To confirm the primary site of his malignancy, immunohistochemical staining was performed.
Conclusion: Distant metastases of a pancoast tumor are more frequent when the primary tumor is unoperable and bone involvement is one of the early manifestations of disease.
Keywords: metastatic carcinoma, Pancoast tumor, gingival metastasis, immunohistochemical staining.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Pathology
Received: 2018/06/20 | Accepted: 2018/12/15 | Published: 2019/07/27
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Forooghi R, Ranaee M, Bijani F, Seifi S, Moslemi D, Mohammadi M et al . Huge maxillary metastasis of an aggressive pancoast tumor –A case report. Caspian J Intern Med. 2019; 10 (3) :351-355
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