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Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report of a Rare Entity and Review of Literature

Nilima Prakash, MS Harish Kumar, P Sharada, GL Pradeep

Citation Information : Prakash N, Harish Kumar M, Sharada P, Pradeep G. Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report of a Rare Entity and Review of Literature. World J Dent 2010; 1 (1):55-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1011

Published Online: 01-06-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Spindle cell carcinoma is a rare and peculiar biphasic malignant neoplasm that occurs mainly in the upper aerodigestive tract. It consists of sarcomatoid proliferation of pleomorphic spindle cells and squamous cell carcinoma. It is considered potentially aggressive in its biological nature with a high incidence of metastases. We report a case of this tumor with an unusual clinical course. The histogenesis of the spindle cell component is discussed in detail in the review of literature.


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