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Indian J Urol. 2008 Jan;24(1):112-3. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.38615.

Oral cavity metastasis: An unusual presentation of carcinoma prostate.

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  • 1Division of Genitourinary Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (W.I.A.), Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


Oral cavity cancers form the third most common cancers among men in south India. The oral cavity is a very rare site for metastases and has been described in various cancers, particularly lung, breast, kidney and colon carcinoma. Here a very rare case of a buccal metastasis from prostate carcinoma that was originally evaluated as a primary oral cavity malignancy is presented. Histopathological examination of a biopsy of the lesion revealed papillary adenocarcinoma Grade II, nuclear Grade II, which initiated the evaluation of prostate. On evaluation diagnosis of carcinoma prostate was made which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry for PSA.


Oral cavity metastasis; prostate cancer; prostate specific antigen immunohistochemistry

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