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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 547
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa masquerading as a salivary gland neoplasm


1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhavna Nayal
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.190967

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Metastasis to the oral cavity is a rare occurrence with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) being the third most common tumor to metastasize to this location. Buccal mucosa is rarely involved and in the absence of a known primary, such lesions pose a diagnostic challenge to the pathologist. The histomorphological features may mimic a primary salivary gland neoplasm adding to the dilemma. We present one such case of metastatic RCC of the buccal mucosa.


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