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Bilateral spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation: A case report and literature review

September 27, 2018  |  Daniel C. O'Brien, MD, MAS; Kaylee R. Purpura, MD; Adam M. Cassis, MD

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In this article we report the case of a 41-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness and hearing loss. On examination he was found to have bilateral, dehiscent anterior canal walls with herniation of the mandibular condyle. This herniation partially obstructed the canals and...

A rare case of odontoameloblastoma in a geriatric patient

August 22, 2018  |  Pratyusha Yalamanchi, MD, MBA; Orly Coblens, MD; Meejin Ahn, DO; Steven B. Cannady, MD; Jason G. Newman, MD

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Odontoameloblastoma is an extremely rare tumor derived from odontogenic epithelium and mesenchyme. In the fewer than 20 reported cases, odontoameloblastoma is described as occurring in the maxilla or mandible of young men with a history of unerupted teeth. Here we report a case...

Ameloblastomas of the mandible and maxilla

August 18, 2018  |  Ivana D. Petrovic, DMD; Jocelyn Migliacci, MA; Ian Ganly, MD; Snehal Patel, MD; Bin Xu, MD; Ronald Ghossein, MD; Joseph Huryn, DDS; Jatin Shah, MD

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Ameloblastoma is a histologically benign but locally aggressive tumor of the jaws. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to review the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of patients with ameloblastoma of the mandible and maxilla and to report the outcomes of...

"Split to save": Accessing mandibular lesions using sagittal split osteotomy with virtual surgical planning

March 14, 2018  |  Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, MD, DDS; Douglas Sidell, MD; Leh-Kiong Huon, MD; Carlos Torre, MD

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Large, benign intramandibular lesions are frequently removed by resection followed by extensive free tissue transfer or delayed bone grafting. We outline a protocol to remove benign mandibular lesions using sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) with virtual surgical planning (VSP) to...

Markers of proliferation and cytokeratins in the differential diagnosis of jaw cysts

September 18, 2017  |  Nikola D. Zivkovic, PhD; Dragan S. Mihailovic, PhD; Milos S. Kostic, PhD; Ana S. Cvetanovic, MD; Zaklina Z. Mijovic, PhD; Maja V. Jovicic Milentijevic, PhD; Tijana V. Dencic, MD

Breast cancer metastases to the head and neck: Case series and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Jeremiah C. Tracy, MD; Nicholas R. Mildenhall, MD; Richard O. Wein, MD; Miriam A. O'Leary, MD

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Despite the relatively high prevalence of this disease, breast cancer manifestations in the head and neck are relatively rare. Supraclavicular lymphadenopathy and bony...

Endoscopy-assisted resection of a submandibular gland mass via a thyroidectomy incision

September 21, 2015  |  Jin Pyeong Kim, MD; Jung Je Park, MD; Hyun Woo Park, MD; Seung Hoon Woo, MD

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Submandibular gland excision is traditionally performed via the transcervical approach. In an effort to avoid or reduce visible scarring and nerve injury, diverse innovative surgical trials have been conducted. We report the case of a submandibular gland mass that was...

Nonossifying fibroma (metaphyseal fibrous defect) of the mandible in a 15-year-old boy

June 5, 2015  |  Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, MD; N. Gopendro Singh, MD; Salah Al-Waheeb, MBBCh, FRCPC, FRCPath; Taher N.M. Taher, MBBCh, BDS, MOMS; Emad El Din A.M. Mohammed, BDS, MSc, PhD

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We describe a rare case of nonossifying fibroma of the mandible in a 15-year-old boy who presented with a left mandibular swelling. Conventional imaging showed an expansile radiolucent lesion involving the angle and the body of the left mandible. The lesion was curetted, and a...

Submental nodular fasciitis: Report of an unusual case

October 18, 2014  |  Jiun Fong Thong, MRCS(Eng); Tiong Yong Tan, FRCR(UK); Shi Wang, FRCPA(UK); Paul Mok, FRCS(Glasg); David Loke, FRCS(Edin)

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A 30-year-old woman presented for evaluation of a hard, enlarging, submental mass that was fixed to the underlying mandible. Fine-needle aspiration cytology initially led to a diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma, which was unusual given the superficial location of the lesion on...

Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the mandible: A rare malignant tumor

September 18, 2014  |  Rakesh Kumar Singh, MS; Saurabh Varshney, MS; Sampan Singh Bist, MS; Meena Harsh, MD; Nitin Gupta, MD

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Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCHS) is a highly aggressive, malignant, cartilaginous tumor that represents about 1% of all chondrosarcomas. Only about 50 cases of MCHS of the jaw have been reported in the English-language literature; maxillary tumors are much more common than...

Keratocystic odontogenic tumor

September 18, 2014  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Bite-wing or orthopantomograph images reveal a well-defined, unilocular radiolucency with a smooth border, showing minimal bone expansion and even cortication.

Stylohyoid syndrome, also known as Eagle syndrome: An uncommon cause of facial pain

September 18, 2014  |  Erin L. Werhun, MD; Mandy C. Weidenhaft, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Eagle syndrome is often a diagnosis of exclusion after other etiologies of pain are thoroughly investigated, and it can be determined via a physical examination and characteristic radiographic findings.

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