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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)|
|State||Published - May 1 2015|
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