Pancreatic Tumor Metastasis in the Tongue: Case ReportBárbara Capitanio de Souza1, Rita Fabiane Teixeira Gomes1, Pedro Guilherme Schaefer2 and Maria Cristina Munerato1,2*
- Corresponding Author:
- Maria Cristina Munerato
Faculty of Dentistry - UFRGS
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Received date: April 20, 2016; Accepted date: May 23, 2016; Published date: May 28, 2016
Citation: De Souza BC, Gomes RFT, Schaefer PG, Munerato MC (2016) Pancreatic Tumor Metastasis in the Tongue: Case Report. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 4:200. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000200
Copyright: © 2016 De Souza BC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Accounting for only about 1% of all oral malignant lesions, metastatic tumors in the oral and maxillofacial region are relatively rare. More specifically, prevalence of these tumors in the tongue is even smaller, only 0.2%. Pancreatic cancer rarely metastasizes in this region. This case report describes the diagnosis of a malignant pancreatic tumor that metastasized to the tongue. Clinical manifestations are discussed in light of the rare nature and severity of this tumor.