Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the Mandible Mistaken for Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Lee CYS1*, Rahman M2, Lee KL3 and Hirata KY4

1Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Temple University, USA
2Department of Pathology, University of Hawaii, USA
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Highland Hospital, USA
4Department of Pathology, University of Hawaii, USA

*Correspondance to: Cameron YS Lee 

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Abstract

Thymic tumors usually metastasize locally to the liver, lung, bone and brain. Thymic carcinoma metastasizing to the mandible is a rare occurrence. This case report describes metastatic thymic carcinoma that was presumed to be medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw after extraction of a molar tooth. To our knowledge, there have been no reported cases of metastases from the thymus gland to the mandible in the medical and dental English literature. We report a case of metastatic thymic carcinoma to the mandible that was mistaken for Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ).

Keywords:

Thymic carcinoma; Extrathoracic metastasis; Medication-related osteonecrosis of the mandible (MRONJ)

Citation:

Lee CYS, Rahman M, Lee KL Hirata KY. Thymic Carcinoma Metastatic to the Mandible Mistaken for Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2060.

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