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Int J Oral Sci. 2012 Sep;4(3):170-3. doi: 10.1038/ijos.2012.49. Epub 2012 Aug 31.

Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma of the palate.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan. tyamada@kochi-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a rare, malignant tumor with myofibroblastic differentiation. Despite it being classified as a distinct entity by the World Health Organization, a few cases were reported in the oral and maxillofacial region. Here, a LGMS developed on the palate of a 73-year-old man who presented with a 1-cm tumor on the posterior border of the palate. Based on the histological and immunohistochemical features, a diagnosis of LGMS was established. The tumor was resected, and no recurrence was observed over 2 years. Although the tongue is the most preferred site for LGMS, it may occur in any region of the oral cavity.

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22935748
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PMC3465011
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10.1038/ijos.2012.49
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