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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2021 August;5(2):83-7

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.20.00224-6

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Metastasis of colorectal adenocarcinoma to the mandible

Kushal CHATTERJEE 1, Aritra CHATTERJEE 2 , Debarati BHOWMICK 3, Hrishikesh KUMAR 4, Arif HOSSAIN 2, Debabrata GAYEN 2

1 Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, India; 2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, India; 3 Department of Periodontics, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Sushrutanagar, India; 4 Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, India



Metastatic tumors in the jaw are a rarity. Here, we present the case of a 51-year-old gentleman with a history of colorectal carcinoma, who was referred to us with a complaint of numbness in the lower lip on the left side, double vision in the right eye and deviation of the tongue to the left. Radiologic examination along with imaging and histopathology were done and a diagnosis of metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma was established for the mandibular lesion. While dealing with jaw lesions, metastatic tumors should always be kept in the differential diagnosis. Alertness on the part of the clinician can save the life, if not, at least prolongs the life of the patient.


KEY WORDS: Neoplasm metastasis; Jaw; Mandible; Colorectal neoplasms

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