Ismail, S. B. and Abraham, M. T. and Zaini, Z. B. and Yaacob, H. B. and Zain, R. B. (2009) Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma to the mandible: a case report. Cases Journal, 2 (4). ISSN 1757-1626
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.
|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:||Medicine and Dentistry|
|Depositing User:||Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2012 03:42|
|Last Modified:||03 Feb 2012 03:42|
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