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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2582038, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2582038
Case Report

An Endocrine Jaw Lesion: Dentist Perspective in Diagnosis

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Drs. Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutpalli, Gannavaram, India
2Government Dental College, Vijayawada, India

Received 30 July 2016; Accepted 26 September 2016

Academic Editor: Yuk-Kwan Chen

Copyright © 2016 Lavanya Kalapala et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Brown tumor is a rare nonneoplastic focal giant cell lesion that occurs in hyperparathyroidism patients with a prevalence rate of 0.1% in jaws. We report an extremely rare case of brown tumor in mandible of a 40-year-old female patient that presented as the first clinical manifestation of hyperparathyroidism. Dentist played a pivotal role in the present case by the early diagnosis of lesion and its intervention.