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Mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

You TM, Kim KD, Jeong HG, Park W - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies.Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts.In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

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Affiliation: Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies. Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts. These cancers are difficult to diagnose and have a poor prognosis. In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

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A. A computed tomographic image reveals osteolytic destruction by an expansile, 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the right mandibular body. B. The lesion is shown on the soft-tissue computed tomographic image.
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Figure 3: A. A computed tomographic image reveals osteolytic destruction by an expansile, 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the right mandibular body. B. The lesion is shown on the soft-tissue computed tomographic image.

Mentions: One month later, the patient returned to the medical center with a complaint of painful swelling in the right mandible. Computed tomography revealed an expansile 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the body of the right posterior mandible. The buccal cortex of the mandible demonstrated osteolytic destruction and the lingual cortex was thinned (Fig. 3). A needle aspiration biopsy of the mandibular mass revealed metastatic mucin-forming adenocarcinoma from the liver. She refused a right hemimandibulectomy, and chose to receive radiotherapy. The patient was then referred from the Department of Radiation Oncology to the Department of General Dentistry at Yonsei University for dental evaluation and dental care prior to radiotherapy.


Mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

You TM, Kim KD, Jeong HG, Park W - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

A. A computed tomographic image reveals osteolytic destruction by an expansile, 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the right mandibular body. B. The lesion is shown on the soft-tissue computed tomographic image.
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Figure 3: A. A computed tomographic image reveals osteolytic destruction by an expansile, 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the right mandibular body. B. The lesion is shown on the soft-tissue computed tomographic image.
Mentions: One month later, the patient returned to the medical center with a complaint of painful swelling in the right mandible. Computed tomography revealed an expansile 2.0 cm×1.2 cm soft-tissue mass involving the outer cortex of the body of the right posterior mandible. The buccal cortex of the mandible demonstrated osteolytic destruction and the lingual cortex was thinned (Fig. 3). A needle aspiration biopsy of the mandibular mass revealed metastatic mucin-forming adenocarcinoma from the liver. She refused a right hemimandibulectomy, and chose to receive radiotherapy. The patient was then referred from the Department of Radiation Oncology to the Department of General Dentistry at Yonsei University for dental evaluation and dental care prior to radiotherapy.

Bottom Line: Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies.Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts.In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Tumors metastasizing from distant regions to the oral and maxillofacial region are uncommon, comprising only 1%-2% of all malignancies. Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy that arises from cholangiocytes, which are epithelial cells that line the bile ducts. These cancers are difficult to diagnose and have a poor prognosis. In this paper, we report a rare case of mandibular metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed at the primary site and discuss the radiographic findings observed in this case.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus