Unusual Presentation of an Adenocarcinoma of the Lung Metastasizing to the Mandible, Including Molecular Analysis and a Review of the Literature

GÜLTEKİN S. E., Senguven B., IŞIK GÖNÜL İ., Okur B., Buettner R.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.74, no.10, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Lung cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Metastases of non-small cell lung carcinoma to the oral and maxillofacial region are rare. Thus, the diagnosis of a metastatic lesion in the oral cavity is challenging to the clinician and to the pathologist. This report presents a case of a 72-year-old man with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma located in the posterior mandibular region. Next-generation sequencing analysis showed no important mutations in the relevant genes except in the TP53 tumor suppressor gene. (C) 2016 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons