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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 5857935, 7 pages
Case Report

Mycosis Fungoides of the Oral Cavity: Fungating Tumor Successfully Treated with Electron Beam Radiation and Maintenance Bexarotene

1The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
2Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
3University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Received 13 August 2016; Revised 26 October 2016; Accepted 6 November 2016

Academic Editor: Alireza Firooz

Copyright © 2016 Juri Bassuner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Oral involvement in mycosis fungoides is unusual and portends a poor prognosis. The clinical findings of three new cases are described along with a differential diagnosis and review of the literature. For brevity, only one patient is discussed in detail below whereas the other two cases are solely described in table form. The patient had a four-year history of mycosis fungoides before developing an exophytic tongue tumor. He was treated with local electron beam radiation and is disease-free to date while being on maintenance therapy with oral bexarotene. Analysis of the data collected from our review of the literature and the present cases reveal key insights.