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.
- Colon-rectum adenocarcinoma
- Metastatic lesion in oral cavity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine