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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

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      Abstract

      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
      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
      Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
      Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd Zain
      Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 03:42
      Last Modified: 03 Feb 2012 03:42
      URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/637

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