Orbital metastasis from verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity: case report and review of the literature (Journal article)

Asproudis, I./ Gorezis, S./ Aspiotis, M./ Tsanou, E./ Kitsiou, E./ Merminga, E./ Peschos, D./ Charalabopoulos, K./ Agnantis, N. J.

A rare case of metastatic verrucous carcinoma (VC) of the oral cavity is presented. The patient was referred to the Ophthalmology Department due to diplopia. The patient reported history of diagnosis of verrucous squamous carcinoma in the oral cavity occuring 6 years earlier that although excised presented several recurrences. The lesion metastasized to local lymph nodes and after being characterized as inoperable the patient underwent thirty-seven sessions of radiation therapy. Two months after completion of radiation therapy, the patient underwent an orbital CT scan that revealed a mass with morphological features consistent with secondary involvement of the orbit from the known VC. Although treated with chemotherapy, the patient died 5 months later. No other case of this entity, which usually presents as a slow-growing lesion enlarging with direct extension rather than frank invasion, metastasizing to the orbit has been reported in relevant literature.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Aged,Biopsy,Carcinoma, Verrucous/*pathology,Humans,Male,Mouth Neoplasms/*pathology,Neoplasm Metastasis/pathology
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/19583
ISSN: 0258-851X
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18019435
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