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Metastatic breast cancer of the oral cavity.
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PMID:  15991097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To present a rare case of breast carcinoma initially presenting as an oral cavity mass. STUDY DESIGN: Case report with review of the literature. RESULTS: A case is presented of a postmenopausal woman with a remote history of treated breast carcinoma who was declared disease-free 2 years before presentation. She presented with an enlarging vestibule mass consistent with metastatic breast carcinoma. Subsequent investigations revealed widely metastatic disease for which the patient was referred for palliative chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: Metastatic disease to the oral cavity represents only 1% of all oral cavity malignancies. A high index of clinical suspicion is necessary when evaluating patients with a history of non-head and neck carcinoma.
Robert Todd Adelson; Robert J DeFatta; Brett A Miles; Steven L Hoblitt; Yadranko Ducic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-01     Completed Date:  2005-12-12     Revised Date:  2007-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy,  secondary*,  surgery
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Middle Aged
Mouth Neoplasms / drug therapy,  secondary*,  surgery
Palliative Care

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