Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma of the mandible

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A 68-year-old man with a history of painless swelling in the right side of the mandible
and a medical history of thyroidectomy 3 years ago . After that, he received suppression therapy with levothyroxine. One year later, follow-up in the whole body scan  showed no evidence of residual thyroid tissue in thyroid bed and negative for local and distant metastasis.On the second year after thyroidectomy, he complained of swelling in the mandible then admitted.

Neda Kardouni Khoozestani1, Farzaneh Mosavat2, Mohammad Shirkhoda3, Azin Sedaghati2.

Departments of 1 Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and 2Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Science, 3 Department of Oncosurgery, Cancer Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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