Metastatic Mandibular –Prostate Adenocarcinoma as the First Sign of an Advanced Stage Malignant Disease

Prostate cancer, a neoplasm that commonly causes bony metastases, rarely involves the jaw. An 80-year-old man presented with complaints of pain and paresthesia on the right side of the mandible for 3 months. Anamnesis revealed systemic hypertension and prostatic hyperplasia. Clinical examination revealed a symptomatic nodule involving the right mandibular posterior region. Panoramic radiography and computed tomography analysis showed periosteal reaction at the inferior border of the right mandible.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Source Type: research

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