小児の上顎嚢胞から発生したと考えられた扁平上皮癌の1例 [in Japanese] A case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a maxillary cyst in childhood [in Japanese]
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Oral cancer in childhood is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a cyst that occurred in a child.<BR>A 13-year-old boy was referred to the Department of Oral Surgery, Ohu University School of Dentistry because of slight pain and swelling in the left upper jaw. Radiologically, the lesion showed a well-defined, pear-shaped radiolucent area between the roots of the lateral incisor and cuspid, producing divergence of the roots of these teeth. A tentative clinical diagnosis of maxillary cyst was made, and the lesion was enucleated. Histopathological examination of the cyst wall revealed atypical growth of the lining epithelium, and squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed. After chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the patient underwent partial maxillectomy. There has been no evidence of recurrence as of about 10 years after surgery.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 52(12), 724-727, 2006-12-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons