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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Carcinoma tongue presenting as pathological fracture of right femur

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

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 509-511

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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 : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.099

How to cite : Agrawal R, Srivastava A, Goyal V, Carcinoma tongue presenting as pathological fracture of right femur. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2019;6(3):509-511

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