Mechanisms of cancer invasion of the mandible.

  • J. Steven Brown
  • Published 2003 in
    Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck…


There is little evidence that the tumor enters the mandible preferentially through the occlusal surface, the periodontal membrane, or named foramina. Tumor enters the mandible at the point of contact, which is often at the junction of the attached and reflected mucosa, which lies below the crest of the ridge in all but grossly resorbed mandibles. Angulation… (More)


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