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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-51
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the oral cavity mimicking gingival epulis: Report of two cases

Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology and Microbiology, GDCH, Nagpur, India

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V K Hazarey
Department of OMFPM, GDCH, Nagpur 63
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Rhabdomyosarcoma is an uncommon malignant tumour of striated muscle. Two cases of rhabdomyosarcoma involving the gingiva are discussed here with the initial clinical appearance as a pedunculated gingival growth or epulis. One of the cases was diagnosed by FNAC of the lesion. The article thus lays emphasis on the cytodiagnosis of oral lesions with a brief review of rhabdomyosarcomas of head and neck.

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