Brown tumour of the jaw
- 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
- 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
- Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair,
Brown tumours are classic bony lesions that arise as a result of the effect of parathyroid hormone on bone tissue in some patients with hyperparathyroidism. They are erosive bony lesions caused by rapid osteolysis and peritrabecular fibrosis, resulting in a local destructive phenomenon. Facial skeleton is involved in about 2% of all cases of which the mandible is frequently affected. A 35-year-old female who was diagnosed with osteomalacia and brown tumour in posterior mandible as the sign of secondary hyperparathyroidism secondary to vitamin D deficiency is presented.
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