Distant Chest Skin Metastasis in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Gingivobuccal Sulcus: A Rare Case Report XD01-XD03
Dr. Venkatesh Anehosur,
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SDM Craniofacial Research
Centre, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Shri. Dharmasthala
Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad-580009, Karnataka, India.
The sixth most common cancer in the world is head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with an annual estimated incidence of around 275,000 for oral carcinoma. India has been cited frequently as the country with the highest incidence in the world with over 100,000 cases noted every year. Recurrence of oral squamous cell carcinoma are commonly seen as locoregional failure which is at the primary site or in the neck lymph nodes. Distant metastasis incidence is very uncommon and they are reported in lung, liver, and spinal cord. There are few reported cases of squamous cell carcinoma from oral cavity which has shown metastasis over the chest skin. This case report highlights a rare metastasis which, in spite of good locoregional control with surgery and adjunctive radiotherapy, resulted in a poor outcome.