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Head Face Med. 2006 Jan 13;2:1.

Fanconi anemia manifesting as a squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate: a case report.

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U,O, Maxillofacial Surgery, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy. giuliogasparini@yahoo.it

Abstract

Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by various congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure at a very young age and of solid tumors development. The authors present a rare case of a squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate in a Fanconi Anaemia patient. The atypical clinical manifestation rendered the diagnosis more difficult. This case, for age of appearance, sex and localization, is unique in international literature. We recommend a quarterly follow up of the oral-rhino-pharynx complex in FA patients and to consider as carcinomas, all oral lesions that last more than two weeks.

PMID:
16412234
PMCID:
PMC1368969
DOI:
10.1186/1746-160X-2-1
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