Vertebral metastases from oral squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa – report of a case and review of literature.
Latha P. Rao, Seema Singh, Mridula Shukla and Manoj Pandey
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2012, 1:12
Introduction: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common head neck malignancy having a propensity for loco-regional spread. Hematogenous spread is rare with only a few existing reports in the literature.
Case report and Methods: Here we present a case of 55 year old mail with squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa with metastasis to vertebrae with a review of the literature on osseous metastases from OSCC.
Conclusions: With improved loco-regional control of the primary disease now possible with newer treatment modalities, more and more cases of distant metastasis from OSCC are being detected. Most frequently reported sites of metastasis from OSCC include lung, bone, liver, adrenals, heart, and kidney.