Case Reports in Oncological Medicine (2012-01-01)

Oral Verrucous Carcinoma Mimicking a Chronic Candidiasis: A Case Report

  • Natália Galvão Garcia,
  • Denise Tostes Oliveira,
  • João Adolfo Costa Hanemann,
  • Alessandro Antônio Costa Pereira

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2012


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Verrucous carcinoma has a special propensity to mimic benign lesions of the oral cavity. A case of the oral verrucous carcinoma in maxillary alveolar ridge, extending to buccal vestibule, cheek, and labial mucosa, which was diagnosed and initially treated as chronic candidiasis, is presented. Clinical, histopathological, and therapeutic considerations related to diagnosis of the verrucous carcinoma in the oral cavity are discussed.