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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 117-121

Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma in the maxilla and mandible, an extremely rare presentation

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MNR Dental College and Hospital, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalka Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Satya Ranjan Misra
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, K-8 Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.152966

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Malignancy is characterized by anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis. Primary oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most prevalent oral malignancy, but secondary malignancy from distant sites have also been reported. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common primary liver malignancy that frequently metastasizes during the course of the disease, but < 1% of cases show oral involvement. Such secondary neoplasms do not have any pathognomonic clinical or radiologic findings, and therefore they pose a diagnostic challenge. Hence, in the differential diagnosis of malignant tumors of the oral cavity, it is essential to consider the occurrence of both primary as well as metastatic tumors despite the low incidence of the latter. A rare case of HCC metastasizing to both the maxilla and mandible is presented, in which the patient succumbed to the disease as a result of the delay in diagnosis.

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