METASTATIC TUMORS TO THE ORAL CAVITY – A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS


Metastatic tumors to the oral cavity – A retrospective analysis


Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos1*, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos2, Aris Ntomouchtsis3, Ioanna Kalaitsidou4, Anna Patrikidou5, Charalampos Andreadis6, Konstantinos Antoniades7

1PhD, Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2PhD, Ass Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 3PhD, Private OMF Surgeon, Lucerne, Switzerland. 4Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 5PhD, Consultant, Department of Oncology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. 6PhD, Director, Third Department of Oncology, Theageneion Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 7PhD, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.


Objectives: Metastatic tumors to the oral cavity are observed extremely rarely, accounting for approximately 1% of all malignant oral lesions. The purpose of our study is to record and analyze the data of the patients who revealed metastasis to the oral cavity.

Material and Methods: The records of the patients diagnosed with oral metastases who were admitted to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Departments from 1996 to 2018 were reviewed and analyzed for demographic data and outcomes.

Results: Over a period of 22 years (from 1996 to 2018), 22 patients were admitted to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Departments of General Hospital G. Papanikolaou and Theageneion Anticancer Hospital with oral metastasic tumors from a distant primary site.

Conclusions: Metastasis to the oral cavity is a very rare finding but it exists so we have to be aware of it and have in mind the possibility of this condition.


Keywords: Metastatic tumors; Oral cavity; Primary site

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Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos, Aris Ntomouchtsis, Ioanna Kalaitsidou, Anna Patrikidou, Charalampos Andreadis, Konstantinos Antoniades. Metastatic tumors to the oral cavity – A retrospective analysis.International Rsearch Journal of Otolaryngology, 2021; 4:10.. DOI: 10.28933/irjo-2020-11-2705


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