Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 503--505

A rare case of sarcoid-like reaction of lymph nodes associated with squamous cell carcinoma of alveolar mucosa


Shweta Nag1, TR Saraswathi1, Ganthimathy Sekhar2, A Einstein1, B Sivapathasundharam1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Shweta Nag
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
India

Non-necrotizing granulomas are occasionally seen in patients with certain malignant disorders and are termed as DQsarcoid-like reaction,DQ which have many similarities with sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology characterized by organ involvement and interference of organ function by granuloma or fibrosis. Sarcoidosis is occasionally found in a variety of malignant diseases with an overall incidence of 4.4% in carcinoma patients. We present here a rare case of moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of alveolar mucosa with regard to mandible associated with sarcoid-like reaction of cervical lymph nodes in a female patient in the absence of clinical evidence of systemic sarcoidosis. The relevant literature including pathogenesis is also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Nag S, Saraswathi T R, Sekhar G, Einstein A, Sivapathasundharam B. A rare case of sarcoid-like reaction of lymph nodes associated with squamous cell carcinoma of alveolar mucosa.Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:503-505


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Nag S, Saraswathi T R, Sekhar G, Einstein A, Sivapathasundharam B. A rare case of sarcoid-like reaction of lymph nodes associated with squamous cell carcinoma of alveolar mucosa. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];20:503-505
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