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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Carcinoma tongue presenting as pathological fracture of right femur

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Ranjan Agrawal*,Ankita Srivastava,Vibhuti Goyal

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 509

Article End Page : 511


Occurrence of distant metastasis from a primary in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is relatively rare when compared to malignancies from other sites. Carcinoma arising from the hypopharynx, oropharynx and oral cavity are associated with the highest incidence of distant metastases. Knowledge of the metastatic potential and also the presentation helps in an early surgical intervention for improving the life expectancy as well as in the quality of life.
We report a rare case of oropharyngeal carcinoma with no neck nodes, where the initial presenting complaint was a pathological fracture in the right femur. The case is being presented due to its rarity.

Keywords: Femur, Pathological fracture, Squamous cell carcinoma, Tongue.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.099