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Unusual Distant Metastasis in Buccal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report

Venkatesan Ranganathan, Tejal Gorasia, Dheraj Khadakban, Kiran Gulabrao Bagul


Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) are known to have high loco regional recurrence with distant mets being rare. However, distant metastasis are showing an increasing trend due to the improved locoregional control rates achieved with surgery and radiotherapy. The usual sites of distant failure are lung, liver, bone, adrenal, heart and kidney. Here is presented a case of buccal SCC presenting with unusual distant soft tissue mets after several years of diagnosis.


Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma, distant metastasis, diagnosis


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