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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

Mandibular swelling: An uncommon site of presentation of metastatic disease

Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Balasubramanian Venkitaraman
Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmd.ijmd_46_17

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Metastatic tumors affecting the oral cavity are relatively uncommon. Isolated lesion of the mandible, especially those with soft tissue involvement, needs to be correctly differentiated from the benign lesion and primary malignant tumors of the oral cavity. Herein, we describe a patient who had presented with painful swelling of the jaw. On evaluation, she was diagnosed to have a metastatic tumor of the mandible with no other sites of metastasis. A high degree of suspicion is required to identify metastatic involvement of the mandible, especially in patients with a previous history of nonhead and neck malignancy.

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