Author(s): Hirshberg A, Leibovich P, Buchner A
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Abstract A review of the English language literature revealed 390 well-documented cases of metastatic lesions to the jawbones. Most metastatic lesions were diagnosed in patients in their fifth to seventh decade. The primary site differed between the genders: for women, it was the breast followed by the adrenal, colo-rectum, female genital organs and thyroid; for men, it was the lung, followed by the prostate, kidney, bone and adrenal. The most common location of the metastatic tumors was the mandible, with the molar area the most frequent site involved. In about 30\% of cases the oral lesion was the first sign of the malignant disease. The present data are compared with those of metastatic tumors to the oral mucosa and a view on the possible pathogenesis is presented.
This article was published in J Oral Pathol Med
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy