Metstatic papillary thyroid carcinoma to maxilla: a rare case

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Abstract

Metastatic involvement of oral osseous and soft tissues constitutes nearly 1% of all oral malignancies. However, maxillary involvement is uncommon and this phenomenon is even less likely when the primary source is thyroid. A rare case of papillary thyroid carcinoma metastatic to maxillary right posterior alveolar process and sinus in a 43-year-old woman is described and the spectrum of metastatic oral disease is reviewed. The importance of including metastasis in the differential diagnosis of jaw lesions is also emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalQuintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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