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Germ cell tumor metastatic to the oral cavity

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April 1, 2012
by Luis Lee, MD, Randy Oppenheimer, MD, and Lakshmi Jayaram, MD


Neoplasms metastatic to the oral cavity are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all malignancies found there. When they do occur, they are usually found in the soft tissue or mandible. Metastatic malignancies involving the gingival, alveolar, or buccal mucosa are very rare. We present a case of what appeared to be a benign epulis in a 25-year-old man. Biopsy revealed that the lesion represented metastatic testicular cancer.

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