Metastatic Follicular Carcinoma of Thyroid in Left Mandible: A Case Report
- Metastatic carcinoma,
- Follicular carcinoma,
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Metastatic tumors are significant as few of them may represent underlying malignancy. They rarely metastasize to the oral region. The incidence of metastatic tumors in the jaw is unknown. At times oral metastasis may be the first evidence of metastasis from its primary site of occurrence. A case of metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma of the mandible is presented, along with the discussion of its features. This case emphasizes the importance of considering metastasis in the differential diagnosis of a radiolucent lesion in the mandible and improvement of survival rate and better prognosis by early detection of metastatic disease.