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Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of Mandible: in Search of the Primary

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : BMJ Case Rep

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

Keywords : 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

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Dentistry

Department : Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology

Year : 2018

Abstract : 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.

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