1st December 2017, Volume 130 Number 1466

Thasvir Singh, Kavin Andi

Fanconi anaemia (FA) is a rare hereditary genetic disorder with an incidence of approximately 1–5 per million births, although it is more common among Ashkenazi Jews and black South Africans.1…

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Fanconi anaemia (FA) is a rare multi-system genetic disorder where patients are susceptible to the development of oral malignancies. Clinicians involved in their management should be vigilant in detecting lesions early, and an individualised treatment plan should then be formulated. Although surgery forms the mainstay of oncological treatment, adjuvant therapy can be instituted with care. Unfortunately, prognosis is poor, and close long-term follow-up is required. This short report describes pertinent management considerations in relation to a case of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

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Thasvir Singh, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton;
Kavin Andi, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, St George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom.


The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of Dr P Henry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department) and Dr P Wilson (Pathology Department). There were no commercial associations or external financial funding used in the production of this case report.


Thasvir Singh, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Waikato District Health Board, Pembroke Street, Hamilton.

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