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International Journal of Oral Health Sciences and Advances
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 4)
Print ISSN : 2320-1576. Online ISSN : 0000-0000.

Metastatic retinoblastoma of the mandible in a 4 year old child – A case report

Dr. Sharma Anshu*, Dr. Agarwal Anmol**, Dr. Chaudhary Sunil***, Dr. Singh Narendra Nath****

* Asst. Prof., Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre Moradabad

** Sr. Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Sciences, Vikarabad

*** Prof., ESI Dental College and Hospital, New Delhi

**** Prof.& Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial pathology, Kothiwal Dental College and Research centre Moradabad.

Address for Correspondence: Dr Anshu Sharma, MDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad-244001 Uttar Pradesh, Cell: +91-9634143976. Email: dranshul@hotmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2013.

Abstract

Metastatic retinoblastoma of mandible is an extremely rare condition and to our knowledge only 13 cases have been reported. The present case is of a 4 year old child with chief complaint of pain in left mandible with associated lymphadenopathy. Bone marrow aspiration and fine needle aspiration cytology along with Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) were conclusive of retinoblastoma metastasizing into left mandible. This is the only report by pedodontist on this malignant lesion, depicts fastest case of mandibular metastasis of all reported cases, and only one with CECT features. This case report signifies the role of pedodontist in the recognition of head and neck malignancies as well as rules out an unusual cause of mandibular pathologies clinically and radiographically.

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Keywords

Retinoblastoma, Mandible, Metastasis.

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