Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Mandibular Gingiva – A Case Report ZD08-ZD10
Dr Pratyusha P. Gaonkar,
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Y.M.T Dental College and Hospital, Institutional Area,
Sector-4, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410210, Maharashtra, India
Spindle cell carcinoma is a malignancy of epithelial origin often mimicking its mesenchymal counterpart thus posing a diagnostic challenge. It is a rare biphasic malignant tumour mostly encountered in the upper aerodigestive tract. The chief differential diagnoses of spindle cell carcinoma are true superficial sarcomas and they especially need to be differentiated from fibrosarcoma. This presentation reports a spindle cell carcinoma of the gingiva and highlights the difficulties encountered in the diagnosis. It also emphasizes the importance of accurate and thorough diagnosis of malignant spindle cell lesions to determine the appropriate therapeutic modality.