Advancing mandibular swelling: a diagnostic dilemma



Basavaraj KF, Madihalli AU, Mujeeb A, Mansuri S, Hussain MA.


J Contemp Dent Pract. 2013 Jul 1;14(4):754-8. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1397.


Asymmetrical swelling of the mandible in adolescence may pose a significant diagnostic dilemma. The differential diagnosis ranges from traumatic, infectious, and metabolic processes to benign and malignant tumors. Also may present with similar clinical and radiological features, making an accurate diagnosis quite difficult. This is an illustrative case involving a 30-year-old female who initially presented with complaint of pain and swelling in the lower left side of the face for 2 months. Multiple investigations and several biopsies were required to arrive at a diagnosis. This paper deals with a case report of a fibrosarcoma involving the mandible highlighting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment planning.

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Link/DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1397