Gingival metastasis from non-small cell undifferentiated carcinoma of the lung mimicking a pyogenic granuloma

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Oral metastatic tumours are rare, and the main site affected is the mandible, with only few reports in the soft tissues. We are reporting a case of non-small cell undifferentiated carcinoma of the lung in a 52-year-old man, which developed metastasis to the vertebra, adrenal and upper vestibular gingiva. Clinically, the oral lesion mimicked a pyogenic granuloma. The biopsy established the gingival metastasis from lung cancer and after two weeks the patient died. This article showed a rare case of metastatic lung carcinoma to the gingiva and emphasized the differential diagnosis between proliferative lesions and metastatic tumours. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Jaguar, G. C., Prado, J. D., Soares, F., Alves, F. A., & Toleda Osório, C. A. (2006). Gingival metastasis from non-small cell undifferentiated carcinoma of the lung mimicking a pyogenic granuloma. Oral Oncology Extra, 42(1), 36–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ooe.2005.08.007

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