An Endocrine Jaw Lesion: Dentist Perspective in Diagnosis


Brown tumor is a rare nonneoplastic focal giant cell lesion that occurs in hyperparathyroidism patients with a prevalence rate of 0.1% in jaws. We report an extremely rare case of brown tumor in mandible of a 40-year-old female patient that presented as the first clinical manifestation of hyperparathyroidism. Dentist played a pivotal role in the present case by the early diagnosis of lesion and its intervention.

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@inproceedings{Kalapala2016AnEJ, title={An Endocrine Jaw Lesion: Dentist Perspective in Diagnosis}, author={Lavanya Kalapala and Surapaneni Keerthi Sai and Suresh Babburi and Aparna Venigalla and Soujanya Pinisetti and Ajay Benarji Kotti and Kiranmai Ganipineni}, booktitle={Case reports in dentistry}, year={2016} }