Metastatic infiltration of adenocarcinoma of the rectum in hard palate: Report of a case and a review of the literature

G. P. Spinelli, G. Caprio, F. Tomao, S. Barberi, E. Miele, F. Boghi, L. Costarelli, S. Tomao

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Abstract

A 72 year-old male, seven years later the first diagnosis of rectal adenocarcinoma, referred a trouble in hard palate. Clinical examination evidenced a whitish coloured projecting area, not painful at palpation and with the largest diameter of 2 cm. The first biopsy suggested a neoplastic lesion but it was not resolutive for diagnosis. Another biopsy was executed. The second histological report evidenced a neoplastic infiltration of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, with mucinous aspects and necrosis. Immunophenotype was compatible with diagnosis of metastasis of adenocarcinoma originated from large bowel. The pathological diagnosis was confirmed by a second pathologist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalOral Oncology Extra
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Colon-rectum adenocarcinoma
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Metastatic lesion in oral cavity
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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