BACKGROUND: Histological and clinical criteria are generally used to differentiate second primary tumors (SPTs) from local recurrences. The purpose of the present study was to apply mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop analysis to differentiate SPTs from local recurrences and to validate the clinical classification. METHODS: The study population consisted of 20 consecutive patients presenting multiple oral neoplastic lesions for a total of 25 paired lesions. The mtDNA D-loop analysis was performed by direct sequencing and phylogenetic clusterization. RESULTS: Agreement between mtDNA analysis and clinical classification was found in 19 cases. Discrepancies arose in 6 cases in which the clinical criteria based only on the spatial or temporal distance of the second lesion from the index tumor had led to a diagnosis of SPT (2 cases) or local recurrence (4 cases). CONCLUSION: The present data highlight the value of mtDNA analysis in establishing the clonal relationship between the index tumor and the second neoplastic lesion. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 36: 94-100, 2014.

LATE SKIP LYMPH NODE METASTASIS OF ORAL SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OR METASTASIS OF UNKNOWN SECOND PRIMARY TUMOR?ANSWER BY MITOCHONDRIAL DNA ANALYSIS

TARSITANO, ACHILLE;LEONARDI, ELISA;MORANDI, LUCA;FARNEDI, ANNA;MONTEBUGNOLI, LUCIO;MARCHETTI, CLAUDIO
2014

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BACKGROUND: Histological and clinical criteria are generally used to differentiate second primary tumors (SPTs) from local recurrences. The purpose of the present study was to apply mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop analysis to differentiate SPTs from local recurrences and to validate the clinical classification. METHODS: The study population consisted of 20 consecutive patients presenting multiple oral neoplastic lesions for a total of 25 paired lesions. The mtDNA D-loop analysis was performed by direct sequencing and phylogenetic clusterization. RESULTS: Agreement between mtDNA analysis and clinical classification was found in 19 cases. Discrepancies arose in 6 cases in which the clinical criteria based only on the spatial or temporal distance of the second lesion from the index tumor had led to a diagnosis of SPT (2 cases) or local recurrence (4 cases). CONCLUSION: The present data highlight the value of mtDNA analysis in establishing the clonal relationship between the index tumor and the second neoplastic lesion. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 36: 94-100, 2014.
ORAL SURGERY, ORAL MEDICINE, ORAL PATHOLOGY AND ORAL RADIOLOGY
Tarsitano A; Leonardi E; Morandi L; Farnedi A; Montebugnoli L; Marchetti C
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