Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1579
Print ISSN : 0021-5163
ISSN-L : 0021-5163
Metastatic neuroblastoma of the mandible: Report of a case
Yoshimasa TATSUMITadaaki KIRITAKimio MATSUSHITAYoshiyuki NAKATANIMasahito SUGIMURANaoko UEDAAkira YOSHIOKA
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1989 Volume 35 Issue 6 Pages 1589-1598

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Abstract

Neuroblastomas are highly malignant tumors which arise from sympathetic cells. They are found mostly in early childhood and easily matastasize to distant regions.
A case of metastatic neuroblastoma of the mandible with chief complaint of oral symptoms was reported.
The patient was an 8-year-old girl with bilateral lower permanent teeth mobility. The fi ndings of radiography and CT-scan suggested malignant tumor of the mandible. Pathological diagnosis of the mandibular lesion by biopsy was neuroblastoma and the primary tumor was clinically found in the right abdomen.
Chemotherapy was started, but the patient died about two months after diagnosis.

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