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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 650-651

Oral tuberculosis following successful treatment of oral malignancy

Department of Radiation Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi, India

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Preeti Bagga
St. Andrews Hospital Cancer Care Centre, 280 North Street,Toowoomba - 4350 QLD, Australia

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.106590

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Coexistence of tuberculosis and neoplastic lesion in the oral cavity is a rare phenomenon. Till date, only three such cases have been reported in the English literature. A case of oral tuberculosis manifesting 3 months following the successful treatment of cancer of the oral tongue with chemoradiotherapy is presented. The diagnostic dilemma it posed, and its eventual successful control by anti-tubercular treatment, is discussed.

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