Metastatic tumors (mixed)

Features

  • Metastastatic lesions in the jaws are usually from primary lesions below the clavicle (breast, bronchus, kidney, thyroid and prostate) .
  • It occurs in adults older than 40 years.
  • Mandible is the most common disease site followed by the maxillary sinus
  • Lesion margins are usually well-defined but not corticated. Then gradually coalesce to form large ill-defined radiolucensies.
  • Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, paraesthesia/anaesthesia. Large lesions can lead to pathological fractures.

Differential diagnosis

Cases

Metastatic tumor case (mixed)

A case of metastatic tumor located on the condyle (from prostate)