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Hepatocellular carcinoma metastatic to the mandible

February 25, 2013  |  Mia E. Miller, MD; Andrew A. McCall, MD; Guy F. Juillard, MD; Celina M. Nadelman, MD; Marilene B. Wang, MD; Vishad Nabili, MD


We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with known multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who presented with a painful mandibular mass. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the mass revealed the presence of bile canaliculi and bile formation, an extremely rare finding....

Chronic focal Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the left mandibular condyle presenting as limited jaw opening: A case report

October 8, 2012  |  Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, DrPH; Mohd Khalaf, DDS; Larry Cunningham, DDS, MD, FACS; John Lindroth, DDS


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are common in the general population, with a particularly high prevalence among girls and women aged 15 to 25 years. The presence of chronic focal Langerhans cell histiocytosis in the mandibular condyle is rare, as...

Mandibular condyle reconstruction with fibula free-tissue transfer

September 7, 2012  |  Eric J. Moore, MD; Steven S. Hamilton, MD


We conducted a study to evaluate functional and cosmetic outcomes following reconstruction of the mandibular condyle with direct placement of a vascularized free fibula. We retrospectively reviewed the cases of all patients who had undergone...

An expansile mandibular mass as the initial manifestation of hepatocellular carcinoma

February 1, 2011  |  J. Clinton Lasiter, MD, Benjamin D. Liess, MD, Robert P. Zitsch III, MD, and Jessica Wieberg, MD


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequently encountered malignancies. Distant metastasis is a common sequela, occurring in approximately 50% of cases. Metastasis to the oral cavity is very rare. Careful immunohistochemical evaluation is critical in...

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the mandible

October 1, 2010  |  Lana E. Brahmakulam, DO and Bosco E. Noronha, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCE(Ire)


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the mandible is rare. We describe a case of MFH of the mandible with metastatic disease to the lungs. To our knowledge only 30 cases have been reported prior to the present case. In previously reported cases, there was a strong tendency...

Paget disease and chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible

April 1, 2010  |  Hootan Zandifar, MD, Jason S. Hamilton, MD, Ryan F. Osborne, MD, Ron E. Walsh, NP, and Robert M. Kellman, MD

Carcinoma of the prostate presenting as a painful parotid mass with mandibular invasion: A case report

December 1, 2009  |  Christian S. Head, MD, Khashayar Hematpour, MD, Joel Sercarz, MD, Quang Luu, MD, and Carol J. Bennett, MD


Prostate cancer metastatic to the parotid gland is exceedingly rare, as only 10 cases have been previously reported in the literature. Symptoms may mimic a parotid infection or suggest a primary parotid tumor. We report a new case of carcinoma of the prostate metastatic to the...

Surgical treatment is warranted in aggressive central giant cell granuloma: A report of 2 cases

March 1, 2009  |  Jason Roberts, MD, Carol Shores, MD, and Austin S. Rose, MD


Central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) is a benign but locally destructive lesion of the mandible or maxilla that presents most often in the second and third decades of life. Reports of treatment include curettage or complete en bloc resection and nonsurgical approaches such as...

Gorham disease of the mandible: Radiographic findings and radiotherapy response

June 2, 2008  |  Thomas B. Skidmore, MD, Christopher M. Lee, MD, Thomas M. Abbott, MD, Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, Gregory E. Anderson, DDS, Jonathan D. Tward, MD, and Ying Hitchcock, MD


Gorham disease, a rare condition of unknown etiology, is characterized histologically by bone disintegration and endothelial proliferation. We describe serial imaging findings, the treatment course, and radiotherapy response in a patient with pathologically confirmed Gorham...

Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint space

June 1, 2005  |  Jason S. Hamilton, MD; Sean Jones-Quaidoo, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD

Infantile cortical hyperostosis of the mandible

July 1, 2004  |  Santiago Restrepo, MD; Ana Maria Sánchez, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

Ossifying fibroma of the jaw

July 1, 2004  |  Francis H. Gannon, MD; Lester D.R. Thompson, MD


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