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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul;34(4):276-279. English. Case Report.
Kim JW , Lee CY , Oh SM , Yang BE , Kim JY , Song YJ , Ahn KM , Park JY .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea. jwayoung@hanmail.net
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Seoul Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Korea.
Oral Cancer Clinic, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Korea.
Abstract

The development of multiple primary tumors is a problem leading to the treatment of patients diagnosed with gingival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The occurrence of multiple primary cancers in patients with SCC of the head and neck is uncommon. Thyroid carcinomas have been found incidentally in the cervical lymph nodes after histopathologic examination. A 72-year-old male with SCC of the lower gingiva at the clinical stage T2N0M0 was treated with partial mandibulectomy and selective neck dissection. Histopathologic examination showed the foci of papillary thyroid carcinoma metastasis. The patient subsequently underwent total thyroidectomy. We report a case of papillary thyroid carcinoma associated with SCC of the oral gingiva along with a review of literatures.

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