Metastatic Neuroblastoma in the Oral Cavity of a Toddler

Chiho Kondo Hiraga, Taiki Suzuki, Fumito Yamazaki, Miho Kawaida, Akira Baba, Kazumichi Sato, Takeshi Nomura

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Abstract

Neuroblastoma is a malignant pediatric tumor that originates from the sympathetic nervous system. Some tumors, especially in patients older than 18 months, show aggressive and metastatic properties. This is a report of a 20-month-old boy diagnosed with metastatic neuroblastoma that initially presented as a tumor in the oral cavity. Despite multidisciplinary treatment, the patient expired due to treatment-related toxicity. This case shows the importance of understanding metastatic tumors in the head and neck region of infants and children to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dentistry for Children
Volume89
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan

Keywords

  • Child
  • Metastatic tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Oral cavity
  • Oral metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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