Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 306--310

A case of dual malignancy: Presenting the necessity for extensive sampling for pathologic examination


Kundendu Arya Bishen1, Atul Singh2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kundendu Arya Bishen
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302 022
India

A patient diagnosed with early squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) with microinvasion was treated by surgical excision followed by histopathologic evaluation. During surgery, all the nodes appeared free of tumor other than a single level-3 node which looked suspicious and enlarged. Surprisingly, the node, instead of showing SCC showed features suggestive of źDQ╗Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma.źDQ╗ The characteristics of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), their usual histopathologic features and treatment are discussed. The aim of this paper is to present the case of a patient with dual malignancy--oral SCC and PTC in an adult male, which was diagnosed accidently because the protocol of complete surgery and extensive sampling for pathologic examination was followed and thus emphasizes on the necessity for the same.


How to cite this article:
Bishen KA, Singh A. A case of dual malignancy: Presenting the necessity for extensive sampling for pathologic examination.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:306-310


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Bishen KA, Singh A. A case of dual malignancy: Presenting the necessity for extensive sampling for pathologic examination. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];15:306-310
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