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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2018 April;2(1):18-21

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.17.00126-6

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Oral soft tissue metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma

Arianna METTUS , Chiara CORIO, Nicola BARAGIOTTA, Arnaldo BENECH

Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, Novara, Italy


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We report on an 83-year-old female colic adenocarcinoma patient who underwent T-resection and adjuvant chemotherapy of first and second line. After more than 2 years, she presented a right mandibular mass that progressively enlarged in 3 months, causing numbness of the lower lip and chin. Histology of the removed lesion revealed it to be a metastatic adenocarcinoma, which was similar to that of the primary colic tumor. Multiple metastases to the lung, liver and adrenal glands were also found. Third-line chemotherapy was not considered due to her advanced age. This paper describes a metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma to the mandibular soft tissue and reviews the pertinent literature. According to it, this is associated whit the widespread and aggressive behavior of the disease.


KEY WORDS: Colorectal neoplasms - Adenocarcinoma - Neoplasm metastasis - Soft tissue neoplasms

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Issue published online: January 31, 2018
Manuscript accepted: November 7, 2017
Manuscript received: October 24, 2017

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Mettus A, Corio C, Baragiotta N, Benech A. Oral soft tissue metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma. Eur J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;2:18-21. DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.17.00126-6

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ari.mettus@gmail.com