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Vol. 75, No. 6
ISSN: 1488-2159
July / August 2009


Pathologic Fracture of the Mandible Caused by Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma


• Mohammed AlGahtani, MD •
• Mansour Alqudah, BDS, MSc, FDSRCS •
• Saad AlShehri, MD, FRCSC, FACS •
• Abdulaziz Binahmed, BDS, MDent, FRCD(C), MSc •
• George K.B. Sándor, MD, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C), FRCSC, FACS •

A b s t r a c t

A pathologic fracture may be an acute event or a chronic long-standing ill-defined problem, and the causes are numerous. The dental practitioner may be the first health care practitioner to see a patient with a pathologic fracture of the jaw. This case report is intended to inform dental practitioners about pathologic fractures and the need for prompt referral to minimize patient suffering.


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