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Synchronous orbital and mandibular metastases from squamous cell carcinoma of lung as initial disease presentation in a young female: First report of a rare occurrence


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Soumyajit Roy,
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1st Floor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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Metastatic tumor to orbit or mandible as initial presentation is rare. According to the available literature, majority of these described cases had its origin from lung and breast. Adenocarcinoma is the most commonly described histology. Concurrence of both of these metastases from a squamous cell carcinoma of the lung has not been reported in literature as initial presenting symptom. A young female patient with synchronous orbital and mandibular metastases as initial presentation of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is being presented. The patient was treated with palliative radiation and chemotherapy but unfortunately died of progressive disease. To the best our knowledge, this is the first report describing such unusual presentation.


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