2015, Cilt 25, Sayı 2-3, Sayfa(lar) 028-030
Lung Cancer Case With Gingival Metastasis
Mine Önal, Derya Özaydın, Filiz Çimen, Şükran Atikcan, Dilek Saka, Ebru Ünsal
AGHH, Göğüs Hastalıkları, Ankara, Türkiye

Keywords: Akciğer kanseri, gingiva, metastaz, Lung cancer, gingiva, metastasis


Metastasis has found in 40 % of all lung cancer at the time of diagnosis. The mostcommon sites of lung cancer metastasis are regional lymph nodes, liver, bone, surrenal glands and heart. Oral cavity metastasis is extremely rare manifestation of lung cancer. 21lung cancer cases who developed gingival metastasis were reported since 1964. Great majority of all cases were male and the ages ranged from 47 to 84 (median age 59) years The medical literature was searched to identify the reports of gingival metastasis from lung cancer has been described in 0.1 % of all oral cavity tumours (1). 1-3% of all malignant tumours may metastasize to oral cavity soft tissue and regional bones (2). It is shown that most common cancers which metastasize to oral cavity were kidney, liver, prostate in men and breast, genital organs, liver and colorectal cancers in women (3). Almost all oral cavity metastasis, the most common metastatic site was soft tissue rather than jaw (4). Cases of gingival and oral cavity metastasis are badly prognosed. We present a case of gingival metastasis in lung cancer in our clinic because of its rarity.

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