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Fanconi anemia manifesting as a squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate: a case report

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Author(s): Gasparini Giulio | Longobardi Gianluigi | Boniello Roberto | Di Petrillo Alessandro | Pelo Sandro

Journal: Head & Face Medicine
ISSN 1746-160X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2006;
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ABSTRACT
Abstract Fanconi Anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by various congenital malformations, progressive bone marrow failure at a very young age and of solid tumors development. The authors present a rare case of a squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate in a Fanconi Anaemia patient. The atypical clinical manifestation rendered the diagnosis more difficult. This case, for age of appearance, sex and localization, is unique in international literature. We recommend a quarterly follow up of the oral-rhino-pharynx complex in FA patients and to consider as carcinomas, all oral lesions that last more than two weeks.

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