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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014, Article ID 392616, 5 pages
Case Report

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Lung Leading to Metastatic Jaw Tumor

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh 521286, India
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Gannavaram Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh 521286, India
3Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chettinad Dental College & Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kancheepuram District 603103, India

Received 7 July 2014; Accepted 13 October 2014; Published 10 November 2014

Academic Editor: Samer Al-Saad

Copyright © 2014 Chintamaneni Raja Lakshmi 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.


Metastatic tumors to the orofacial region are unusual and they may occur in the oral soft tissues or jaw bones. Owing to their clinical variability the diagnosis of such tumors is often a dilemma. We report a unique case of mandibular metastasis which became the first evidence of an occult primary in the lung.