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Dorsal spinal metastases secondary to squamous cell carcinoma tongue: A rare case report and review of literature

 Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Vikas Maheshwari,
Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_102_20

Oral squamous cell carcinoma metastasizes commonly to the lung, brain, skin, and occasionally to the bones such as vertebra and ribs. However, spread to the dorsal vertebra with cord compression is an extremely rare presentation. This case highlights this rare entity which was managed surgically. It enabled in ameliorating patient's distressing pain and restoring quality of life.

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