Publication Type:

Journal Article


BMJ Case Rep, Volume 11, Issue 1 (2018)


Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Carcinoma, Renal Cell, Facial Pain, female, Gallbladder Neoplasms, Humans, mandible, Mandibular Neoplasms, middle aged, Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography, Prognosis, Tooth Extraction, whole body imaging


We present here a case of a 64-year-old female patient who reported with a complaint of pain in the chin region of 3-month duration. The radiographs revealed an irregular radiolucent lesion in the anterior part of the mandible. An incisional biopsy was carried out and the microscopy showed features of adenocarcinoma. Suspecting a metastatic lesion, the patient was then sent for whole body examination which showed a mass in the lungs. A whole body scan also showed metastasis to other organs such as kidney, gallbladder and vertebrae. This case is unusual in that the patient complained only of a vague jaw pain with no other systemic symptoms even in the presence of widespread disease.

Cite this Research Publication

V. Savithri, Dr. Rakesh S., Janardhanan, M., and Thara Aravind, “Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of Mandible: in Search of the Primary”, BMJ Case Rep, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018.