Bilateral renal cell carcinoma metastasis in the oral cavity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cancer metastases to the oral cavity are reported infrequently. Renal cell carcinoma has a high metastatic potential, with approximately one third of patients presenting with metastatic disease. New lesions in the oral cavity often rely on preoperative biopsy to establish the diagnosis. However, we report an unusual case in a setting of known renal cell carcinoma disease, where initial pathology and culture data were misleading. Appropriate follow-up and a high index of suspicion will remain necessary. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schwab, B; Lee, WT

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 154 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 21371782

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-818X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.12.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States