Author(s): Oh JH, Yim JH, Yoon BW, Choi BJ, Lee DW, , Oh JH, Yim JH, Yoon BW, Choi BJ, Lee DW,
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Abstract Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign nonneoplastic lesion. The exact etiology of IPT remains unclear. Inflammatory pseudotumor in the maxillofacial region is exceptionally rare, and it is often mistaken for a malignancy. The diagnosis is still difficult and is based on the histological examination of the lesions composed of 3 types of inflammatory cells: histiocytes, plasma cells, and lymphocytes. Due to its feature mimicking invasive malignant tumors, we should consider this entity before we carry out radical procedures. In this short report, we will present a case of an aggressive IPT involving the mandible and a review of literatures.
This article was published in J Craniofac Surg
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