Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 51(1); 2001 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2001;51(1):65-69.
DOI:    Published online July 1, 2001.
A Case of Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasis to the Gingiva.
Kyu Seung Lee, Yun Seon Lee, Seon Jung Kwon, Jin Young Ahn, Myung Hoon Kim, Hee Sun Park, Dong Won Kang, Geun Hwa Kim, Seong Su Jeong, Kyu Sang Song, Ju Ock Kim, Sun Young Kim
The incidence of lung cancer and its mortality rate are increasing in Korea. At the time of diagnosis, 40% patients of lung cancer patients had metastatic lesions. The common metastatic sites are the contralateral lung, bone, liver, adrenal gland and the brain. Metastasis to oral mucosa is rarely encountered in lung cancer and metastasis to the gingiva is more uncommon. Approximately 1% of malignant carcinomas in the oral cavity are the result of metastases, and 10-25% of metastatic cancers originate from lung cancer. Clinically metastatic gingival lesions are benign including hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, giant-cell granuloma or a peripheral fibroma. Often metastases to the gingiva are diagnosed too late and by the time they are detected, they have metastases to other organs. Here we report a case of small cell lung carcinoma that had metastased to the gingiva with review of relevant literature.
Key Words: Small cell lung carcinoma, Gingival metastasis

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