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Jaw lesions

Parnian Ahmadi Moghaddam, Kristine M Cornejo, Lloyd Hutchinson, Keith Tomaszewicz, Karen Dresser, April Deng, Patrick OʼDonnell
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare primary cutaneous neuroendocrine tumor that typically occurs on the head and neck of the elderly and follows an aggressive clinical course. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) has been identified in up to 80% of cases and has been shown to participate in MCC tumorigenesis. Complete spontaneous regression of MCC has been rarely reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 79-year-old man that presented with a rapidly growing, 3-cm mass on the left jaw. An incisional biopsy revealed MCC...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Zana Agani, Vjosa Hamiti-Krasniqi, Jehona Recica, Mergime Prekazi Loxha, Fisnik Kurshumliu, Aida Rexhepi
BACKGROUND: Ameloblastoma is a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor. It is often aggressive and destructive, with the capacity to attain great size, erode bone and invade adjacent structures. Unicystic ameloblastoma is a rare odontogenic lesion, with clinical, radiographic and gross features of jaw cysts. The lesion histologically shows typical ameloblastomatous epithelium lining part of the cyst cavity with or without and/or mural tumor growth. Unicystic ameloblastoma usually presents in posterior mandibular ramus region, while it is rare and atypical in posterior maxillary region...
October 18, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Safoura Seifi, Shabnam Sohanian, Oveis Khakbaz, Farida Abesi, Fatemeh Aliakbarpour, Arezoo Rayani
INTRODUCTION: The ectopic ciliated cyst is a rare non-odontogenic cyst which occurs as a delayed complication after maxillary sinus radical surgery; this lesion emerges due to the destruction of the sinus mucosa during the surgery and entrapment of the respiratory epithelium in the region. This lesion has been observed in very rare cases following genioplasty and bimaxillary orthognathic surgery. CASE REPORT: We reported a case of the ectopic ciliated cyst in in the mandible of a 37-year-old Iranian woman following genioplasty and Lefort 1 surgery after 2 years...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Constantin Tuleasca, Martin Broome, Pascal J Mosimann, Luis Schiappacasse, Michele Zeverino, Antoine Dorenlot, Jérôme Champoudry, Jean Régis, Marc Levivier
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our report is to describe an innovative system used for mandibular immobilization during Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) procedures. It is based on an approach originally developed in Marseille in extracranial lesions, close to or involving the mandible, which may imply a certain degree of movement during the therapeutic image acquisitions and/or GKS treatment. METHODS: The maxillofacial surgeon applied bone titanium self-tapping monocortical screws (4; 2 mm diameter, 10 mm length) between roots of the teeth in the fixed gingiva (upper and lower maxillae) the day before GKS (local anesthesia, 5-10 min time)...
October 11, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Surekha R Puranik, Rudrayya S Puranik, Satya Prakash, M Bimba
Epidermoid cysts (ECs) are uncommon, benign cystic lesions derived from the entrapment of surface epithelium or more often from the aberrant healing of infundibular epithelium during an episode of follicular inflammation. ECs occur anywhere on the body, particularly along embryonic fusion lines, most commonly on the face, scalp, neck, chest and upper back. Head and neck ECs constitute only about 7%, whereas only 1.6% of ECs are reported in the oral cavity. They comprise <0.01% of all the oral cysts. Floor of the mouth, tongue, lips, palate, jaws, etc...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Leorik Pereira da Silva, Marianna Sampaio Serpa, Luiz Arthur Barbosa da Silva, Ana Paula Veras Sobral
Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma (CMC) of the jaw bones is a rare malignant salivary gland tumor of unknown pathogenesis, comprising about 4% of all mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs). Most cases are histologically classified as a low-grade tumor and radiographically appear as a well-defined unilocular or multilocular radiolucent lesion. Block resection or wide local excisions are the treatment of choice and patients usually show a good overall prognosis although a long-term follow-up is necessary. This report describes a case of a 28-year-old male with MEC in the posterior region of the mandible and discusses its clinical, radiographic and histopathological findings...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Alexandru Movila, Hani Mawardi, Kazuaki Nishimura, Tomomi Kiyama, Kenji Egashira, Jae-Young Kim, Alessandro Villa, Hajime Sasaki, Sook-Bin Woo, Toshihisa Kawai
Prior consensus held that medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) lesion was composed of necrotic bone; however, more recent studies have identified inflammatory infiltrates in the lesion. Herein, we report that remarkably elevated infiltrating γδT cells (90% of lymphocytes) express Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D) in human patient with MRONJ lesion, whereas γδT cells only account for 2-5% of lymphocytes in blood. Importantly, Sema4D is implicated in the pathogenesis of T cell-mediated inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis...
October 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sili Han, Yingying Fan, Zhengli Zhou, Huanxin Tu, Danxue Li, Xueping Lv, Longjiang Ding, Linglin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: An amelogenin-derived peptide has been shown to promote remineralization of demineralized enamel in an in vitro model of initial caries induced by pH cycling. The present study examines whether the peptide exerts similar effects within the complex oral environment in vivo. DESIGN: Specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley rats (n=36) were infected with Streptococcus mutans, given ad libitum access to Diet 2000 and drinking water supplemented with sucrose (10%, w/v), and then randomly divided into three groups treated with 25μM peptide solution, 1g/L NaF or deionized water...
September 26, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
Marco Mele, Lars Rolighed, MarieLouise Jespersen, Lars Rejnmark, Peer Christiansen
INTRODUCTION: Cancer in the parathyroid gland is rare, but parathyroid cancer is occasionally seen in relation to genetic abnormalities. Due to a limited amount of evidence, the optimal handling of these cases is not clear. Furthermore, the presence of a malignant parathyroid tumor is rarely known at the time of the initial operation; therefore, re-operations are often necessary. The aim of this study was to present the case of a patient with a previously diagnosed jaw tumor and parathyroid carcinoma that presents as a recurrence of hyperparathyroid hypercalcemia...
April 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hamed Mortazavi, Maryam Baharvand
This review article aimed to introduce a category of jaw lesions associated with impacted tooth. General search engines and specialized databases such as Google Scholar, PubMed, PubMed Central, MedLine Plus, Science Direct, Scopus, and well-recognized textbooks were used to find relevant studies using keywords such as "jaw lesion", "jaw disease", "impacted tooth", and "unerupted tooth". More than 250 articles were found, of which approximately 80 were broadly relevant to the topic. We ultimately included 47 articles that were closely related to the topic of interest...
September 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
Bruno Ramos Chrcanovic, Ricardo Santiago Gomez
PURPOSE: To integrate the available data published on peripheral calcifying cystic odontogenic tumour (CCOT) and peripheral dentinogenic ghost cell tumour (DGCT) into a comprehensive analysis of its clinical and radiologic features. METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in May, 2016. Eligibility criteria included publications reporting cases of peripheral CCOTs/DGCTs having enough clinical, radiological and histological information to confirm a definite diagnosis...
September 27, 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Yan Chen, Da-Yan Hu, Ting-Ting Wang, Ran Zhang, Qing Dong, Zhi-Xiu Xu, Lin Wang, Tie-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The tumor suppressor gene CDC73 was found to be associated with hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor syndrome (HPT-JT), which is characterized by parathyroid adenoma or carcinoma, ossifying fibroma (OF) of the jaws, and renal and uterine lesions. Mutations in CDC73 have also been frequently detected in sporadic parathyroid carcinomas and renal tumors. However, the prevalence and range of CDC73 mutations in sporadic OFs have not been established. METHODS: We directly sequenced coding and flanking splice junctional regions of CDC73 in 40 cases of sporadic OF of the jaws...
2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Hannah du Preez, Ashok Adams, Polly Richards, Simon Whitley
: Hyperparathyroidism jaw tumour syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant inherited endocrine neoplasia syndrome, which predisposes carriers to develop a triad of multiple ossifying fibromas of the maxilla and mandible, parathyroid adenomas and carcinomas (with consequent hyperparathyroidism) as well as renal and uterine tumours. The prevalence of this condition is unknown. Patients typically present initially with symptoms and signs of a jaw tumour. A high index of suspicion is required for the underlying diagnosis to be recognised, enabling appropriate management of jaw lesions, treatment of hyperparathyroidism, if present, as well as early detection of malignant disease and screening of family members...
September 21, 2016: Insights Into Imaging
Sagar Kansara, Diana Bell, Jason Johnson, Mark Zafereo
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IP) is an uncommon idiopathic lesion that often imitates malignancy clinically and radiologically. Inflammatory pseudotumors have been found to occur in various sites but rarely in the head and neck. The histopathology, imaging, and treatment of three unique cases of head and neck inflammatory pseudotumors are described in this case series. Patients in Cases 1 and 2 presented with right level II neck mass and left parotid tail mass, respectively. The patient in Case 3 presented with otalgia, jaw pain and trismus, and a left parapharyngeal space mass...
September 20, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
Minju Song, Abdullah Alshaikh, Terresa Kim, Sol Kim, Michelle Dang, Shebli Mehrazarin, Ki-Hyuk Shin, Mo Kang, No-Hee Park, Reuben H Kim
INTRODUCTION: Surgical interventions such as tooth extraction increase the chances of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients receiving bisphosphonates (BPs) for the treatment of bone-related diseases. Tooth extraction is often performed to eliminate preexisting pathological inflammatory conditions that make the tooth unsalvageable; however, the role of such conditions on bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) development after tooth extraction is not clearly defined...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
S T Garrity, M Pistilli, M S Vaphiades, N Q Richards, P S Subramanian, P R Rosa, B L Lam, B J Osborne, G T Liu, K E Duncan, R K Shin, N J Volpe, K S Shindler, M S Lee, M L Moster, E H Tracey, S E Cuprill-Nilson, M A Tamhankar
PurposeTo determine the differences in the presentation of ophthalmic giant cell arteritis between African-Americans and Caucasians.MethodsThis was a multicenter retrospective case series comparing African-American patients with ophthalmic GCA to a previously published Caucasian cohort. Neuro-ophthalmic centers across the United States were contacted to provide data on African-American patients with biopsy-proven ophthalmic giant cell arteritis. The differences between African-American and Caucasian patients with respect to multiple variables, including age, sex, systemic and ophthalmic signs and symptoms, ocular ischemic lesions, and laboratory results were studied...
September 16, 2016: Eye
Sophia Elmuradi, Yasmin Mair, Lakshmanan Suresh, James DeSantis, Mirdza Neiders, Alfredo Aguirre
Squamous odontogenic tumor (SOT) is a rare benign epithelial odontogenic neoplasm of the jaws. Both intraosseous and peripheral SOTs have been described in the English language literature. While most intraosseous SOTs occur as solitary lesions, a multicentric variant has also been previously described. Although the radiographic and microscopic features are identical for both solitary and multicentric clinical presentations, there are three significant differences between them. More specifically, multicentric SOT presents at an earlier age (third decade of life), has a slightly higher male to female ratio than the solitary type and has a marked predilection for African-Americans...
September 8, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
B Fomete, O D Osunde, J O Ogbeifun
Introduction: Odontogenic tumours (OT) are derived from epithelial and mesenchymal elements that are part of the tooth forming apparatus and must be considered as a differential diagnosis when analysing jaw lesions. They may be cystic, myxomatous or sometimes have a mixture of cystic and solid areas. Patients and Methods: The materials for this study were obtained from retrospective search of medical records of all patients with histopathologic diagnosis of orofacial tumours and tumour-like lesions seen at the Maxillofacial Unit, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, from 2001 to 2013...
February 15, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Katarzyna Gawron, Katarzyna Łazarz-Bartyzel, Andrzej Fertala, Paweł Plakwicz, Jan Potempa, Maria Chomyszyn-Gajewska
BACKGROUND Hereditary gingival fibromatosis is characterized by slowly progressive enlargement of the gingiva that can present as an isolated condition or present as part of various syndromes. CASE REPORT An 11-year-old female reported with a gingival lesion that caused masticatory problems and poor oral hygiene. Periodontal examination revealed a dense tissue covering 30% of her teeth crowns within both jaws. Panoramic x-ray showed a normal bone height and teeth positioning. The patient did not use any medications, but a similar condition was also present in other family members...
September 9, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
P N Panigrahi, B N Mohanty, A R Gupta, R C Patra, S Dey
Acariotic mange in rabbits is one of the important constraints in rabbit husbandry. Sarcoptes scabies var. cuniculi and Psoroptes cuniculi are most common mites prevailed in rabbits, but Notoedres cati, is the rarest mite ever been reported in rabbit. Two New Zealand white rabbits were presented with clinical signs of pruritus, alopecia, scab and crust formation and lichenification on the upper lip, ear pinnae, eyelids, lower jaw and limbs. Deep skin scraping was taken separately from 4 to 5 different skin lesions from each rabbit, revealed mixed infestations of N...
September 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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