Case 9-2008: A 65-year-old woman with a nonhealing ulcer of the jaw

Thomas B. Dodson, Noopur S. Raje, Paul A. Caruso, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Abstract

A 65-year-old woman was seen in the oral surgery clinic because of a nonhealing ulcer of the mandible at the site of a tooth that had been extracted 3 years earlier. The patient had multiple myeloma and had been treated with intravenous bisphosphonates for 6 years. Examination disclosed red, raised soft tissue in the right mandible, with mucosal ulceration and exposed bone. A diagnostic procedure was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume358
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2008

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