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infratemporal fossa management in oral cancers

Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Aris Ntomouchtsis, Fotis Iordanidis
INTRODUCTION: Carcinoma of the uterine cervix is the fourth commonest malignant tumor in women. The disease spreads into the surrounding tissues by direct infiltration whereas spread by hematogenous dissemination is relatively unusual, and most commonly involves the lung, bone, and liver. The involvement of oral and maxillofacial region is extremely rare in gynecological cancer. CASE REPORT: In this paper, we present an unusual case of a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma originating in the infratemporal fossa of a 37-year-old woman who had underwent a subtotal hysterectomy, for squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, 22 months earlier...
June 2011: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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