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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 97-105
Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma of the mandible: Case report and literature review

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Oncosurgery, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Azin Sedaghati
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Tehran Dental University of Medical Sciences, North Kargar Street, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_106_18

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The oral cavity is not a usual site for metastasis including about one percent of all oral tumors. Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is uncommon and usually occurs in regional lymph nodes of neck, so mandibular metastasis is a rare event. We present a case with swelling in the right mandible that has been diagnosed metastatic tumor of PTC. The clinical features, radiographic aspect and treatment plan are discussed. Furthermore, a thorough review of literature revealed 77 published cases of metastatic thyroid carcinoma to the oral cavity with their summarized features.

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