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Cutaneous odontogenic sinus simulating a basal cell carcinoma: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2193312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A woman was referred for Mohs' microscopically controlled surgical excision of a presumptive basal cell carcinoma located on her nasolabial fold. During examination, pus was expressed from the nodulocystic lesion and an intraoral palpation revealed a fibrous sinus tract extending from the skin lesion to the gingiva of a severely carious tooth. There was roentgenographic evidence of a periapical abscess. The diagnosis was revised to that of a cutaneous odontogenic sinus. The possibility of a draining dental sinus to the skin should be seriously considered when evaluating a suspected basal cell carcinoma in the perioral region--especially in an individual with a history of extensive dental treatments, antecedent oral trauma, or markedly carious teeth.
Authors:
P R Cohen; Y D Eliezri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-31     Completed Date:  1990-07-31     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carcinoma, Basal Cell / diagnosis*
Dental Fistula / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Neoplasms / diagnosis
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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