World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology Volume No 6

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Squamous cell carcinoma of lip in a patient of polymyositis

Naveen Sharma, Mridula Shukla, Devendra Kumar Ravi and Manoj Pandey
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2012, 1:4

Abstract

Introduction: Polymyositis is an inflammatory myopathy that is associated with development of carcinoma as part of paraneoplastic syndromes.

 

Case presentation: A 38 year old known case of polymyositis presented with small ulcer on lower lip. Patient underwent a wide excision with primary closure and the biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma.

Discussion: Development of carcinoma in patients with polymyositis is rare. The disease is treated as the stage of the tumor.




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