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A rare case of gingival metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Siddique I, Chengot P, Frewer J, Walker D - Int J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Bottom Line: Sarcomatoid transformation in PTC has not been previously described and indicates a poor prognosis and the need for planning urgent palliation.These lesions can present a diagnostic challenge to both pathologists and clinicians in identifying the lesion as metastatic and locating the primary cancer.This case demonstrates the need for vigilance amongst health professionals when presented with an oral soft tissue mass in patients with a known primary malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK. Electronic address: ibrazsiddique@doctors.org.uk.

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Histology from gingival biopsy–TTF1 and SMA stains.
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fig0015: Histology from gingival biopsy–TTF1 and SMA stains.

Mentions: Intraoral examination revealed a 1.5 cm diameter firm, irregular and well defined pale pink gingival swelling extending interdentally and displacing the lower right lateral incisor and canine. An incisional biopsy demonstrated PTC with sarcomatoid transformation which was identical to his primary thyroid lesion (Fig. 3)


A rare case of gingival metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma.

Siddique I, Chengot P, Frewer J, Walker D - Int J Surg Case Rep (2014)

Histology from gingival biopsy–TTF1 and SMA stains.
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fig0015: Histology from gingival biopsy–TTF1 and SMA stains.
Mentions: Intraoral examination revealed a 1.5 cm diameter firm, irregular and well defined pale pink gingival swelling extending interdentally and displacing the lower right lateral incisor and canine. An incisional biopsy demonstrated PTC with sarcomatoid transformation which was identical to his primary thyroid lesion (Fig. 3)

Bottom Line: Sarcomatoid transformation in PTC has not been previously described and indicates a poor prognosis and the need for planning urgent palliation.These lesions can present a diagnostic challenge to both pathologists and clinicians in identifying the lesion as metastatic and locating the primary cancer.This case demonstrates the need for vigilance amongst health professionals when presented with an oral soft tissue mass in patients with a known primary malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK. Electronic address: ibrazsiddique@doctors.org.uk.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus