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Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 5     27. Mar. 2015
Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 5  (27.03.2015)

Page 431-435, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a33689, PubMed:25699299


Metstatic papillary thyroid carcinoma to maxilla: A rare case
Fatahzadeh, Mahnaz / Subramanian, Gayathri / Singer, Steven R.
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.

Keywords: metastatic, oral, papillary thyroid carcinoma