Case 20-1993: A 23-Year-Old Woman with a Rapidly Enlarging Intraoral Mass after a Tooth Extraction

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, R. Bruce Donoff, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Presentation of Case A 23-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of a rapidly enlarging mass in a tooth-extraction socket and an osteolytic mandibular lesion. The patient had been in excellent health until one month earlier, when a left mandibular third molar tooth was extracted because of pericoronitis, without complications. During the next three weeks the socket failed to heal, and examination showed an exuberant mass within it. A course of penicillin V potassium was ineffective. Radiographs of the teeth and mandible (Figure 1) revealed a multilocular, expansile osteolytic lesion in the left portion of the mandible; the roots…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1483
Number of pages6
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 20 1993
Externally publishedYes


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