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Mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

You TM, Kim KD, Jeong HG, Park W - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies.Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts.In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

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Affiliation: Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies. Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts. These cancers are difficult to diagnose and have a poor prognosis. In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

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A whole-body bone scan shows multiple bone metastases (arrows) from the cholangiocarcinoma.
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Figure 2: A whole-body bone scan shows multiple bone metastases (arrows) from the cholangiocarcinoma.

Mentions: A 54-year-old woman experienced migrating back pain and was treated with physical therapy in a local clinic, but the symptoms did not improve. Computed tomography revealed a mass in the left lobe of the liver, and she was thus referred to Yonsei Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Needle aspiration biopsy of the liver revealed intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (adenocarcinoma, well differentiated, T3NXM1; Fig. 1). Thoracic spine metastasis, which had caused a compression fracture at T11, was revealed on magnetic resonance imaging, and a whole-body bone scan was performed (Fig. 2). The liver mass was treated with chemotherapy for 12 months, and the spinal metastasis was treated with radiotherapy and laminectomy with facetectomy. After completion of the 11th chemotherapy cycle, the patient refused further treatment.


Mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

You TM, Kim KD, Jeong HG, Park W - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

A whole-body bone scan shows multiple bone metastases (arrows) from the cholangiocarcinoma.
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Figure 2: A whole-body bone scan shows multiple bone metastases (arrows) from the cholangiocarcinoma.
Mentions: A 54-year-old woman experienced migrating back pain and was treated with physical therapy in a local clinic, but the symptoms did not improve. Computed tomography revealed a mass in the left lobe of the liver, and she was thus referred to Yonsei Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Needle aspiration biopsy of the liver revealed intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (adenocarcinoma, well differentiated, T3NXM1; Fig. 1). Thoracic spine metastasis, which had caused a compression fracture at T11, was revealed on magnetic resonance imaging, and a whole-body bone scan was performed (Fig. 2). The liver mass was treated with chemotherapy for 12 months, and the spinal metastasis was treated with radiotherapy and laminectomy with facetectomy. After completion of the 11th chemotherapy cycle, the patient refused further treatment.

Bottom Line: Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies.Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts.In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies. Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts. These cancers are difficult to diagnose and have a poor prognosis. In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus