Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma to the mandible: a case report

Zain, R.B. and Ismail, S.B. and Abraham, M.T. and Zaini, Z.B. and Yaacob, H.B. (2009) Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma to the mandible: a case report. Cases Journal, 2 (4). ISSN 1757-1626, DOI 110.1186/1757-1626-2-6533 .


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Introduction: Metastatic lesions to the oro-facial region may be the first evidence of dissemination of an unknown tumour from its primary site. Case presentation: We described a case of metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma to the mandible presenting with pain and loosening of teeth in a 70 years old female patient leading to extraction of the loose teeth. Conclusion: The present case emphasizes the importance of considering metastasis in the differential diagnosis of swelling related to loosening of teeth, even though the patient had no history of any malignant disease. © 2009 Ismail et al; licensee Cases Network Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged; Article; Case Report; Case Study; Computer Assisted Tomography; Diabetes Mellitus; Differential Diagnosis; Female; Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma; Histopathology; Human; Hypertension; Mandible; Metastasis; Nausea and Vomiting; Physical Examination; Thorax Radiography; Thyroid Carcinoma, Thyroglobulin
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 01:26
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 06:33

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