Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 311-316
Metastasis of Lung Carcinoma Diagnosed From Radiograph of the Jaw – A Case Report
Dr Sneha R Sharma1, Dr Freny R Karjodkar2, Dr Kaustubh P Sansare3, Dr Satyapal Johaley1
1Postgraduate Student, 2Prof and HOD, 3Associate Professor,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding Author: Dr Sneha R Sharma
Tumors metastasizing to the oral cavity and the jaws are a rare entity, and they account for less than 1% of all malignant tumors occurring in the oral cavity. The breast, lung and kidney are the common sources of metastasis to the oral cavity and the jaw bones. Metastasis from a primary lung carcinoma to the mandible is rare, but shows features similar to other common pathologies like odontogenic tumors or cysts. This makes their diagnosis all the more challenging. Here we present a case of a 61 year old male patient who presented with metastasis from the lung to the mandible, where the metastasis was detected before the primary tumor in the lung.
Key words: Metastasis, pulmonary carcinoma, tumor.